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Whole genome studies reveal gene flow between bonobos and chimpanzees

last modified Oct 28, 2016 03:08 PM

Recent research has demonstrated that humans and their near cousins Neanderthals once interbred. After analysing chimpanzee genomes, the authors of a new paper, to which members of the Scally Group contributed, reveal that chimpanzees and bonobos once did the same.

>> Read the paper in Science : de Manuel et al - 'Chimpanzee genomic diversity reveals ancient admixture with bonobos'

>> News item 'Ancient hookups gave chimps a smidge of bonobo DNA' in Science News