FILE - This Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo shows the sarcophagus for Prince Thutmose's cat at an exhibit in Seattle. A DNA study reached back thousands of years to track the spread of domesticated cats through the ancient human world and found evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East, in which people evidently took cats with them. Genetic signatures the felines had on those journeys are still seen in most modern-day breeds.
FILE - This Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo shows the sarcophagus for Prince Thutmose's cat at an exhibit in Seattle. A DNA study reached back thousands of years to track the spread of domesticated cats through the ancient human world and found evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East, in which people evidently took cats with them. Genetic signatures the felines had on those journeys are still seen in most modern-day breeds. Elaine Thompson, File AP Photo
FILE - This Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo shows the sarcophagus for Prince Thutmose's cat at an exhibit in Seattle. A DNA study reached back thousands of years to track the spread of domesticated cats through the ancient human world and found evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East, in which people evidently took cats with them. Genetic signatures the felines had on those journeys are still seen in most modern-day breeds. Elaine Thompson, File AP Photo

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June 19, 2017 9:22 AM

Science Says: DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

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