Getting started: finding the science behind Lil Bub

Hi All,

Daniel, Dario and Uschi here – and this is our first ever post on the LilBUBome blog. We’re three scientists, working in Berlin, Germany and Lyon, France and the LilBUBome is our new pet project. It’s our attempt to sequence the genome of Lil Bub, the cutest internet celebrity cat ever.


This is Lil Bub. She’s an amazingly cute cat living in Bloomington, Indiana, who has thousands of fans and followers across the globe. She has a unique combination of traits and we are looking for the scientific basis of these traits to find out what makes her so special.

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