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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Wellcome Sanger Institute present a chromosome evolution analysis of the giant panda, centered on a new 2.3 billion base, chromosome-level genome generated for a male panda from a Beijing zoo with the help of 10x Genomics linked reads. By comparing the giant panda genome to available dog and cat genomes, for example, the team was able to identify breakpoint similarities and differences between the animals.

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