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In PLoS One, researchers led by Université Rennes's Nelly Ménard looked into the effect of the Ebola virus on the genetics of Western lowland gorillas. The researchers used 17 microsatellite loci to compare genetic diversity of three gorilla populations before and after Ebola outbreaks — Ebola has a nearly 90 percent mortality rate in gorillas.

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