This photo made available by Science magazine shows cats with the “mackerel” tabby pattern (top row), and “blotched’ tabby pattern (bottom row).
Scientists say they’ve now found the gene that sets the tabby pattern. Cats with narrow stripes, the so-called “mackerel” pattern, have a working copy of the gene. But if a mutation turns the gene off, the cat ends up with the blotchy “classic” pattern, researchers reported on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 in the journal Science.
- 26 people, thought to be refugees and migrants, were discovered in the back of a truck in Austria. ›
- Thai police arrested a man alleged to have explosives in his possession, almost two weeks after a deadly bomb blast in Bangkok killed 20 people. ›
- A Harris County, Texas, sheriff's deputy was ambushed Friday night when a man walked up and repeatedly shot him from behind. ›