These Baboons Borrowed a Third of Their Genes from Their Cousins
Published:10 Aug.2022    Source:Duke University

Genetic analyses of baboons in Kenya reveals that most of them carry traces of hybridization in their DNA. As a result of interbreeding, about a third of their genetic makeup consists of genes from another, closely-related species. 

Fifty years of observations turned up no obvious signs that hybrids fare any worse than their counterparts. But the new findings suggest that appearances can be deceiving.