Scientists unveil gibbon genome, reveal secrets of our endangered ape relatives

September 11, 2014 6:13 PM

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Scientists announced on Wednesday that they successfully sequenced the genome for the gibbon, the last of the living ape species to have its DNA revealed.

Washington — Gibbons - the small, long-armed tree swingers that inhabit the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia - have become the last of the planet's apes to have their genetic secrets revealed.

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