Lil Bub is one of many Internet famous cats. What makes Lil Bub so unique is her unique DNA. When scientists researching osteopetrosis in humans discovered Lil Bub’s DNA, they realized her DNA could help them in their own research.
Scientists went to crowdfunding to raise over $8,000 in two weeks to help understand Lil Bub’s DNA. The scientists said, “The long-term goal is to help save cats, either by setting up genetic tests for breeders to avoid passing on serious diseases or to do precision medicine in the clinic itself.”