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Most great ape genetic variation remains uncharacterized; however, its study is critical for understanding population history, recombination, selection and susceptibility to disease. Here we sequence to high coverage a total of 79 wild- and captive-born individuals representing all six great ape species and seven subspecies and report 88.8 million single(More)
We present a hidden Markov model (HMM) for inferring gradual isolation between two populations during speciation, modelled as a time interval with restricted gene flow. The HMM describes the history of adjacent nucleotides in two genomic sequences, such that the nucleotides can be separated by recombination, can migrate between populations, or can coalesce(More)
Biotechnological improvements over the last decade has made it economically and technologically feasible to collect large DNA sequence data from many closely related species. This enables us to study the detailed evolutionary history of recent speciation and demographics. Sophisticated statistical methods are needed, however, to extract the information that(More)
The Harvard community has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Great ape genetic diversity and population history. IGG generated genome libraries and produced the genome sequence associated with this project. All authors contributed to data interpretation. JP-M, PHS, EEE and TM-B drafted the(More)
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