Understanding Gibbon Evolution: The 'Exploding' Genome

September 11, 2014 3:23 PM

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Understanding Gibbon Evolution: The 'Exploding' Genome

Experts have recently completed sequencing and analyzing the genome of the gibbon, a rare kind of primate with a unique chromosomal rearrangement, allowing for rapid evolution and surprising variety.

According to a study recently published in the journal Nature, experts have long known that for some reason the chromosomes - packaged genetic information in a DNA sequence - of gibbons boast an abnormal number of breaks and rearrangements, setting them apart from other primates and even humans, des...

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