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5/7/2013

IBE (CSIC-UPF): Deep survey of ape genetic diversity provides new insights into human-ape evolution millions of years ago

IBE (CSIC-UPF): Deep survey of ape genetic diversity provides new insights into human-ape evolution millions of years ago


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A new study by an international team of researchers has, for the first time, sequenced the genomes of a large number of Great apes from across Africa and South-East Asia. The work, lead by Dr Tomas Marques Bonet of the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CSIC) in Spain and Dr Evan Eichler of the University of Washington, is focused on characterizing as much wild genetic diversity as possible from the worlds rapidly dwindling great ape populations. Javier Prado, predoctoral researcher at IBE, is the first author of the study today published in Nature.

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Reference article: Prado et al. 2013. 'Great ape genetic diversity and population history' Nature ahead of print. DOI 10.1038/nature12228.