A Louisiana State University-led team describes a new repeat family found in the genome of the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Using a multiple alignment of sequences from common marmoset alongside human, chimp, orangutan, rhesus macaque, and squirrel monkey sequences, the researchers narrowed in on a common marmoset-specific chromosome 3 sequence with murky origins.

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