Members of the International Pangolin Research Consortium present findings from a genome sequencing study of the scaly, placental mammals. The team started by putting together genome sequences for Malayan and Chinese pangolins (Manis javanica and M. pentadactyla, respectively), identifying 23,446 predicted protein-coding genes in the Malayan pangolin genome and 20,298 predicted Chinese pangolin genes.

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