NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study published in the early, online edition of Science today, researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Oxford, and elsewhere sorted through genome sequences for dozens of humans and chimpanzees to look for signs of balancing selection — represented, in this case, by sets of genetic variants that have been maintained in both primate species.

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