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This week's print issue of Nature contains the giant panda sequencing paper by BGI-Shenzhen researcher Jun Wang and his team. The researchers sequenced the draft genome of a three-year-old giant panda named Jingjing, finding clues about the panda's preference for bamboo and its potential reliance on gut microbes for help digesting it.

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