Epigenetics and Cats

The University newspaper Titan UiO features an interview titled "Pointless to clone a pretty cat" written by Bjørn Røsjø.

We do not clone cats in the lab, but we are very interested in epigenetics. Did you know that only female cats can have three colours? Learn more about these calico cats in the featured article and why epigenetics is important in deciding the colour patterns of the cat. Ragnhild Eskeland explains why you will never get a carbon-copy of your favourite cat if you wish clone it. 

Calico cat (Photo: private)

Published Jan. 17, 2019 2:28 PM - Last modified Mar. 6, 2020 10:21 AM