Science: Lesson

An instructive if somewhat unsightly object lesson in the laws of genetics has been provided in recent months by M. Etienne Letard of the National Veterinary School at Alfort, France. M. Letard has bred a race of hairless cats. One or two hairless kittens appear from time to time in the litters of two perfectly normal Siamese parents.

According to a report which reached the U. S. last week, M. Letard has mated each of the parents to other cats but from such unions has never obtained a naked kitten. A naked kitten, after growing up and being mated to a normal...

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