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Evolutionary insights from wild vervet genomes

A new study reports genome-wide variation in 163 vervet monkeys from across their taxonomic and geographic ranges. The analysis suggests a complex history of admixture and identifies signals of repeated evolutionary selection, some of which may be linked to response to simian immunodeficiency virus.

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  1. Ellen M. Leffler is at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK.

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Correspondence to Ellen M Leffler.