In an early online paper in Nucleic Acids Research, an Illumina-, Weill Cornell Medical College-, and the University of Washington-led group describes a website containing reference transcriptome sequences for non-human primates. The site currently houses RNA-sequencing data for a dozen non-human primate species, they note, and is set to expand to 15 species or sub-species in the near future.

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