Moving primate genomics beyond the chimpanzee genome

Morris Goodman, Lawrence I. Grossman, Derek E. Wildman

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The comparative DNA sequence data that already exist on individual genomic loci depict the phylogenetic relationships of nearly all extant primate genera. Such a phylogenetic representation of the primates, validated by many sequenced primate genomes, and encompassing the full adaptive diversity of the order, is a prerequisite for identifying the genetic basis of humankind, and for testing the proposed human uniqueness of these traits. Some of these traits have been discovered recently, particularly in genes encoding proteins that are important for brain function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-517
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Genetics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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