Science Scientists unveil gibbon genome, reveal secrets of our endangered ape relatives

Scientists announced on Wednesday that they successfully sequenced the genome for the gibbon, the last of the living ape species to have its DNA revealed.

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Gibbons - the small, long-armed tree swingers that inhabit the dense tropical forests of Southeast Asia - have become the last of the planet's apes to have their genetic secrets revealed.