evolution

June 7, 2018

New, higher-quality assemblies of great ape genomes have now been generated without the guidance of the human reference genome.

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The genome of the Western lowland gorilla has once again been sequenced and assembled, but at a much higher level of quality beginning to approach that of the mouse and human genome.

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