Genomic insight from the common marmoset [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

The Marmoset Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium, an international group led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), Washington University in St. Louis (MO) and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has sequenced the whole genome of a female common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and published its initial analysis (Nat. Genet. 46, 850–857; 2014). The 2.26-Gb marmoset genome is the first to be sequenced from a New World monkey, enabling comparisons with the genomes of apes and Old World monkeys that may offer insight into primate biology and evolution.

Lab Anim. (NY) 43, 303 (2014).
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