Cats Are Not Peas: A Calico History of Genetics, Second by Laura Gould

By Laura Gould

The Vets flip light. . . George, a male calico, was once a genetic anomaly, a manifestation of whatever that may not presupposed to take place, a creature so infrequent that even so much veterinarians have by no means visible one. His curious lifestyles sparked Laura Gould's lengthy seek during the documents of genetics to unearth the captivating and valiant roles performed through early cat geneticists, in addition to cats themselves, within the learn of genes and the way they paintings. for everybody with an curiosity in cats and cat breeding, this can be an unforgettable and infrequently hilarious account of the intersecting lives of cats and geneticists.

the sector of genetics has exploded for the reason that 1992, while the 1st version of Cats are usually not Peas was once accomplished. hence a long Addendum is incorporated during this new version, offering the reader with the terminology and ideas had to comprehend burgeoning new components within which cats have back had major roles to play---the sequencing of genomes and the construction of clones. those descriptions let you view with expanding ask yourself the area round you and to imagine heavily approximately even if you want to have your own genome mapped or your cat cloned, either one of that are now attainable (if you could manage to pay for it).

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