Thursday, April 9, 2015

Unlocking the genes of mountain gorillas could help fight extinction

Mountain gorillas are among the world’s most endangered animals. But while they’ve captured both the public eye and the attention of primatologists, Dr. Chris Tyler-Smith of the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute says we’re just now figuring out how their unique position has shaped their genes. Tyler-Smith and a large team of other researchers have just published the results of a genome sequencing study, which sheds light on how gorillas developed, how to improve conservation, and how...-> read more

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