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Decoding of tarsier genome reveals ties to humans

(Washington University School of Medicine) Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, with enormous eyes and an appetite for meat, tarsiers are an anomaly of nature. They are also our distant cousins, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who recently sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. The findings place tarsiers along the same branch of the primate evolutionary tree that leads to monkeys, great apes and humans.
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