Using the “light” (two-fold) genome sequence coverage approach scientists sequenced the DNA of cat. It is a 4-year-old Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon which is subject of the genome sequencing study published in the journal Genome Research. The similarity analysis between six previously sequenced mammalian genomes and the cat genome led to the identification of 20,285 putative genes in the cat genome. The researchers analyzed the cat genome for chromosomal rearrangements, SNPs, microRNAs, Numts (nuclear genomic fragments that migrated to cat chromosomes from mitochondria), repetitive DNA sequences, etc. Read the report here.