News from IBE
The Science news writers and editors are homing in on the “Breakthrough of the Year” their choice of the most significant discovery, development or trend in 2017. One of the discoveries shortlisted is the description of a new great ape species, the Tapanuli orangutan, published by IBE researchers on November the 2nd in Current Biology under the title “Morphometric, behavioural and genomic evidence for a new orangutan species”. While the public has not picked this breakthrough as favourite, the Science news writers and editors still can choose it as a runner-up. We will have to wait until 21st December to find out.