Ancient DNA Unravels Cat Domestication Like Ball of Yarn

The truth about cats and dogs is this: despite being the two species that humans are most likely to have as pets, Rex and Ruffles had very different paths from the wild to our couches. Analyzing ancient and modern cat DNA, researchers believe they have figured out much of the mystery surrounding cat domestication — and no, it didn’t start in ancient Egypt.

Both the archaeological and paleogenetic record show that dogs are unique in being the only animal domesticated prior to the adv

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