In addition to the effort in the genomic studies of macaques Earlier this month BGI the first monkey exome sequencing platform is based next-generation sequencing technology and monkey exome capture array published. MECA is a proprietary exome capture array designed by BGI for capturing the entire monkey exome. Combining this revolutionary BGI array and high throughput sequencing technology not only simplify the workflow exome sequencing experiments, but also to improve the cost effectiveness and the turnaround time.
In order to select the most important non – human primate model in a study, it is important application. To understand the genetic variation and inter-species differences between macaque species and genetic diversity between macaques and humans. Guojie said Dr. Zhang. Cooperation lead author of the study and director of the Centre for Comparative Genomic Evolution and BGI.. Confronted with this problem, scientists have gradually pay more attention to other macaque species / subspecies for a suitable alternative animal model, particularly in the Chinese rhesus macaques and cynomolgus / crab-eating macaque . Continue reading