This Week in Nature

In this week’s Nature, Spanish and American researchers report on the sequencing of 79 wild- and captive-born great apes from all great ape species and seven subspecies as part of an effort to understand their genetic diversity. The work provides a genome-wide view of the major patterns of evolutionary diversification among the great apes, revealing the level of genetic variation, subpopulation structure, patterns of selection, and differences in the rate of gene loss.

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