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Great Ape Genetic Diversity Catalog Frames Primate Evolution and Future Conservation

July 5, 2013

Belinga, a great ape The most comprehensive model ever of great ape history during the last 15 million years has been fashioned by more than 75 scientists and wildlife conservationists from around the world. The researchers used genetic variation studies from a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. Full Story

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