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Genomicists Tackle the Primate Tree

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Science  13 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5822, pp. 218-221
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5822.218

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  • Complete coverage.

    Researchers plan to eventually sequence the genomes of all these primates and related species, with human, macaque, and chimp now published. The animals are arranged in an artist's rendition of their family tree, with estimated divergence dates in millions of years.

    CREDITS: (ILLUSTRATION) N. KEVITIYAGALA/SCIENCE; (ADAPTED FROM) E. EIZIRIK ET AL., IN ANTHROPOID ORIGINS: NEW VISIONS, C. F. ROSS AND R. F. KAY (KLUWER/PLENUM, 2004), PP. 45-64.
  • DNA reader.

    Baylor's Richard Gibbs led more than 100 researchers in the sequencing of the macaque genome.

    CREDIT: RICHARD GIBBS
  • Know thy genes.

    The genomes of the gorilla, chimp, orangutan and human (left to right) will help clarify our evolution.

    CREDITS (LEFT PHOTO): PHOTOS.COM; (MIDDLE PHOTOS) ANUP SHAH/GETTY IMAGES; (RIGHT PHOTO) GETTY IMAGES

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