By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research team led by investigators at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has sequenced and started analyzing the gorilla genome, using it to better understand gorilla biology and the evolutionary history of great apes.

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