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Cat History: DNA study finds domestic-cat kin

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10:10am, June 27, 2007

The Old World wildcat ranges from Scotland to China and down into Africa, but a new DNA study indicates that just one of its lineages, that of the Near Eastern wildcat, gave rise to today's domestic companions.

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