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Trends Genet. 2001 Nov;17(11):637-45.

Genome of the apes.

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The Institute for Genetic Medicine, University of Southern California, 2250 Alcazar Street, IGM 240, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA. hacia@hsc.usc.edu

Abstract

The Human Genome Project has generated both the information and technological infrastructure needed to accelerate genetic comparisons between humans and the African great apes (chimpanzees and gorillas). Sequence and chromosomal organization differences between these highly related genomes will provide clues to the genetic basis for recently evolved, specifically human traits such as bipedal gait and advanced cognitive function. Recent studies comparing the primate genomes have the potential to affect many aspects of human biomedical research and could benefit primate conservation efforts.

PMID:
11672864
DOI:
10.1016/s0168-9525(01)02494-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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