Orangutan Genome Sequenced

The orangutan genome has been sequenced and published in today's Nature. The paper, "Comparative and demographic analysis of orang-utan genomes," is open access for you to read for yourself. I'll be highlighting some of the high points in this post. Devin Locke, a structural geneticist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri,... Continue Reading →

Brainstorming the Future of Primate Brain Evolution Research

The following post is a departure from my usual reporting on an interesting primate related tidbit of research. I'll be posting about how I have thought about how to study primate brain evolution research. These are just ideas I have brainstormed. It is very probable that people are doing this out in their respective labs... Continue Reading →

Digital Morphology Database and Primatology

For you osteology buffs out there, I want to let you know about the Digital Morphology database, if you don't already know about it. I actually didn't know about it myself, until I read about an extinct platyrrhine, Tremacebus harringtoni, from Afarensis' 'know your primate' periodical. The Digital Morphology (DigiMorph) database currently has about 400... Continue Reading →

A new species of gray-cheeked mangabey announced

Professor of Bioanthropology, Dr. Colin Groves, of the Australian National University's Department of Anthropology has spent sometime studying a population of gray-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena). And his time spent studying this population has not been in vain. He actually found a novel trait in the skulls of this population of mangabeys, unique enough to be... Continue Reading →

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