Are cats truly domesticated? The debate purrs along

Experts disagree about the extent to which cats are domesticated or wild. “When you look at the molecular signatures of domestication, there are 10 times more in dogs than in cats,” said biologist Wes Warren of Washington University in St. Louis. David Grimm writes, “They tame us, and they are tamed by us. Cats may have retained a bit of their wild ancestry, but they always come home.” Slate (7/5)

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