NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche subsidiary 454 Life Sciences said today that the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, has purchased a Genome Sequencer FLX System that it will use to sequence the genome of the Bonobo, a great ape that is closely related to humans.
 

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