Day: January 27, 2011

  • Our Ancient Cousins – Orangutans

    Orangutans, the most distant of our great ape relatives, changed less in 15 million years than our species has in 200,000. And yet orangutans also have tremendous genetic diversity, an apparent contradiction that has created a strange evolutionary riddle. The most shocking has to be that the orangutan genome hasn’t changed in 15 million years.…