Genetics and Environment — Why the First Cloned Cat Looked Nothing Like Her Mom and Other Stories

Jennifer R. Povey
5 min readSep 9, 2020
Photo by Cong H on Unsplash

In 2001, Texas A&M University made history with the birth of a kitten named CC.

CC was the first ever cloned cat. Her gene mother was a calico cat named Rainbow.


CC wasn’t calico. At first they thought they had an oops…how did they clone a calico…

Jennifer R. Povey

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