Abstract # 2985 Event # 43:

Scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011 01:45 PM-05:30 PM: Session 10 (Salon F (Sixth Floor)) Symposium


J. M. Erwin1,2,3 and P. Houghton4
14139 Gem Bridge Road, Needmore, PA 17238, USA, 2George Washington University, Department of Anthropology, 3Virginia Tech, School of Veterinary Medicine, 4Primate Products, Woodside, CA

The interdisciplinary nature of primatology is one of its great strengths. Fundamental information regarding nonhuman primates has the potential for informing a wide range of applications, from zoological systematics and wildlife conservation to behavioral development, neuroscience, and individualized medicine. Genomic information is especially unifying in terms of the diversity of its utility. Genomic studies are typically noninvasive, enabling direct comparisons among human and nonhuman primates. Genomic data on geographically defined populations can impact choice of animal models and be of forensic value in identifying origins of individuals. Orthologous deletions, insertions, and translocations correlated with human developmental disorders can be identified, allowing development of refined methods of prevention or therapy. Ten symposium participants present the results and implications of their research.