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Pushing a Primate Genome Project

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Science  04 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5382, pp. 1433
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5382.1433

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Summary

Locked in ape DNA is an untapped treasure trove of clues about the crucial genetic changes that made us human (see main text). Researchers are therefore pushing for an international program to sequence DNA from chimpanzees and other great apes.