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Updated: Cats’ impact on native wildlife – Experts respond

John Kerr posted in on January 23rd, 2013.

A campaign launched by economist Gareth Morgan to raise awareness about the impact of cats on native wildlife has elicited a range of opinions, but what does the evidence say? This week , Dr Morgan launched the Cats-to-go campaign, calling for further efforts to prevent cats killing native birds. Recommendations included: affixing bells to collars, keeping cats […]

Transgenic felines could help study of HIV

Peter Griffin posted in on September 12th, 2011.

Development of a cloning technique to produce genetically-modified cats will help medical research in both cats and humans, scientists say. US researcher Eric Poeschla  produced three transgenic cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that leads to a feline form of AIDS, by inserting monkey genes — that block the virus — into […]

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