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Building a Case for Sequencing the Chimp

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Science  25 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5483, pp. 1267
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5483.1267a

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First came humans, then mice and, most recently, rats (see next story). Now, in a letter to Science on page 1295, a group of geneticists, anthropologists, and molecular evolutionists says top priority should be given to sequencing the genome of a nonhuman primate, the chimp.