This week Nature features the analysis of the white-checked gibbbon (Nomascus leucygenus) genome led by Lucia Carbone at the Oregon Health & Science University, with a nice picture of the baby gibbon ‘Pepper’ on the cover. Last July the analysis of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) genome has been published in Nature Genetics. I have been involved in both papers looking for gene duplication and gene loss events in these two new primate genomes. A nice outline of this researches and my specific contribution has appeared on AgriLife today.
Picture credit: Nature