This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, a group from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and elsewhere presents the genome sequence of the endangered golden snub-nosed monkey. The primate represents a group of monkeys called colobines that survive on difficult-to-digest foods including leaves and seeds. To support this diet, they have developed multi-chambered stomachs containing bacteria capable of breaking down this normally indigestible matter.

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