Genome sequence of bonobo completed

All the great apes have now had their genome sequences completed — which mean scientists know all about their DNA. Bonobos and chimpanzees are members of the same genus — the last common ancestor of the two species was probably around a million years ago. It’s possible that bonobos and chimpanzees were divided into two species by the creation of the Congo River.

Bonobo’s genetic code laid bare

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