Data intensive selective breeding for conservation purposes

‘Like unscrambling an egg’: scientists alter DNA to save Scottish wildcats (

Perhaps the bigger issue here is how to stop them breeding with domestic cats in future, presumably that means banning domestic cats from large chunks of Scotland or having wild cats only on some islands?

I liked « Wildcats have an aversion to humans while domestic cats find us moderately tolerable and occasionally useful.«

Interesting to read that the « …wildcats from zoos and wildlife parks across Britain. Stud book records and genetic tests suggest these have high levels of wildcat genes. Nevertheless, all are affected to some degree by hybridisation with domestic cats. »