NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Genome Institute of Singapore and Wayne State University used a genome-wide screen to try to fish out primate-specific sequences in the human genome.

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