Chimpanzee Genome Sequenced


September 01, 2005

The genome of the chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, has been sequenced. Several other species, including humans, have had their genomes sequenced previously. The sequencing of the chimpanzee genome is an important accomplishment since chimpanzees are the closest living relatives of humans and the comparison of the chimpanzee genome and human genomes promises to provide important information about the evolution of humans.

The sequencing was reported in the following article:
The Chimpanzee Sequencing and Analysis Consortium (2005). Initial sequence of the chimpanzee genome and comparison with the human genome. Nature 437: 69-87.

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