NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team reported online today in Nature that it has sequenced the genome of the bonobo, the last great ape to have its genome sequence deciphered.

Using this reference sequence, along with additional sequence data for 19 more bonobos or chimpanzees, the researchers went on to not only characterize the bonobo genome itself, but to do comparative analyses on the bonobo, chimpanzee, and human genomes.

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