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W05-024: Targeted Gene Mapping in Gaps of the Feline/Human Comparative Map, Phase One

Several hundred diseases and other traits of interest ( such as colors and patterns) have been described in the domestic cat. While some diseases have been linked to specific genes or their mutations, many more such diseases or traits remain to be identified for the cat. These researchers intend to develop the necessary tools for feline geneticists to identify and characterize genes causing disease in cats by refining the comparative map linking the cat genome to the human genome. This improved map of the feline genome will enable researchers to identify the genetic basis of some feline diseases and improve the health of all cats.

Grant ID: W05-024

Status: Active

Year Funded: 2005

Amount awarded: $15,000

Investigator: William J. Murphy, PhD., Texas A & M University