Neandertal, Bonobo Genomes May Shed Light On Human Evolution; MPI, 454 Preparing Drafts

At the Biology of Genomes meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory last week, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig presented updates and initial results from two such projects, both involving 454’s sequencing technology: one aiming to decipher the Neandertal genome and the other to sequence the genome of the bonobo, a close cousin of the chimpanzee.

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