Genomic variation in great apes
To understand the processes of genomic variation, we need to determine the genomes of ancient species and track changes during evolution. The EU-funded ApeGenomeDiversity project is focussing on great ape diversity, and using ancient samples, it aims to obtain a direct view of the genomes of extinct populations. Comparison with samples from modern day apes will allow scientists to understand the origins and dynamics of genomic variants and how they contribute to the genomic landscape of living species. Most importantly, the project will provide insight into the history of our closest ancestors and the functional significance of specific introgression events in evolution.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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