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Located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the Kunming Institute of Zoology serves as a center for research on the diverse biological resources of southwestern China, the Eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia. The institute’s main research priorities are evolutionary genetics and genomics; conservation and utilization of animal genetic resources, including domesticated animals; development of animal models for human disease mechanisms and new pharmaceuticals; and stem cell applications.

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Tracking Ancient History of the Himalaya From the Evolution of Hundreds of Frogs, Lizards and Snakes

  The Himalaya are among the youngest and highest mountains in the world, but the exact timing of their uplift and origins of their biodiversity are still in debate. Generally, there are two hypotheses about the uplift process of the Himalaya. A “Stepwise Hypothesis” was proposed recently, which suggested that ... more
New Bird Genomes Give Gnsight into Evolution of Genomic Diversity

  A research consortium led by Prof. ZHANG Guojie from Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the genomes of for 363 bird species including 267 new genomes and illustrated how these resources give improved resolution on genomic evolution analyses. The finding was published in Nat... more
Researchers Revealed that Filia Regulates Genomic Stability and Neurogenesis of Postnatal Hippocampal Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells

  A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Ping from Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with the Prof. MENG Feilong from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, provided the first proof of concept demonstrating the regio... more
Researchers Illustrate Multiple Functional Variations Correlated with the Heritable Risk of Schizophrenia

  Complex psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia, are bringing significant threat to public well-being, yet clinical diagnosis and management of these illnesses remain less successful due to a lack of knowledge of their pathogenesis. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified numerous non... more
 
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