Could the tiny mouse lemur be the next big thing in genetics research? Researchers from Stanford university certainly think so, and they are using citizen science to make their case – building a living genetic library of wild lemurs in the forests of Madagascar.
CORRECTION: In the voice over at 00:06 we state that mouse lemurs are “the most abundant [primates] other than humans”. This is incorrect. The grey and brown mouse lemurs used in this work are, however, among the most abundant non-human primates on Earth. We apologise for the inaccuracy.
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