Gibbon Genome: Scientists decipher Genetic Sequence to reveal secrets

September 11, 2014 11:39 PM

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Gibbon Genome: Scientists decipher Genetic Sequence to reveal secrets

After successfully deciphering the human genome, scientists have started to sequence the genome of other animals. Scientists announced on Wednesday that they successfully deciphered the DNA of last of the living ape species, Gibbons. A resident of the dense tropical forests of South East Asia, the Gibbon is one the few apes whose DNA profile has been recently revealed.

Jeffrey Rogers, a primate genetics researcher at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston said, “We now have whole genome sequences for all the great apes and, with this work, also the small apes – gibbons. This provides new information and insight into the history...

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