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  • New Research Highlights History and Importance of Preserving the Lesser-Known Chinese Mountain Cat

    We know that the domestic cat has distant relatives that roam the earth – lions, tigers, cheetahs, and mountain lions. Less familiar are the 38 distinct species in the family Felidae, many with strange names like Pampas cat, kodkod and rusty-spotted cat. The new field of genomics – which engages in the unravelling of DNA genomes of separate species – is resolving old conundrums and revealing new secrets across the history of evolutionarily related species among cats, dogs, bears, and ourselves. Recently, an international research team that includes genetic researchers from ITMO University has completed a study that revealed several fascinating facts about the Chinese mountain cat. The paper on the study was published in Science Advances.


  • Genome Analysis Shows Common Ancestry Among Pskov, Novgorod, Yakutia Populations

    Scientists have carried out the first-ever analysis of the full genome of representatives of Russia’s various ethnic groups. Using specialized software, they traced the development history of several of these groups. In the future, the resulting data can be used in other valuable research, such as in identifying genetic risk factors in various populations of Russian people. The results of this study were published in Genomics.