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Is your cat an aristocrat?

London - Does your arrogant, imperious cat look down its furry nose at you? Now you can find out if it has reason to.

A geneticist in the US has developed a cat ancestry test that will reveal your pet’s lineage.

Does your arrogant, imperious cat look down its furry nose at you? Now you can find out if it has reason to. Credit: sxc.hu

Leslie Lyons, who runs a feline genetics laboratory at the University of California, claims her £75 cat genome test will discover if a pet’s parents or grandparents belong to one of 29 “major fancy breeds” - a sort of Who Do You Think You Are? for felines.

Order a kit online, send them a cheek swab from your pet and within ten to 15 days you’ll know if your pet is descended from a thoroughbred or the local alley cat.

Professor Lyons isolates DNA from the swab and tests for specific genetic markers, which she compares against a database of cat profiles from around the world. - Daily Mail

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