June 2019 cover

Bonobos, together with chimpanzees, are the closest living relatives of humans. They are known for their unique sociosexual behaviour and are found in the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa. Their genomes carry traces from an unknown extinct ape lineage as the result of an ancient admixture event. A wild bonobo at the Wamba field site is depicted. mage: Cintia Garai, Wildlife Messengers. Cover Design: Tulsi Voralia.

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Kuhlwilm et al. Ancient admixture from an extinct ape lineage into bonobos. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 3, 957-965 (2019).

Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.