Tarsier Genome Decoded (image) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Caption Tarsiers -- tiny, carnivorous primates -- are our distant cousins, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. Their findings place tarsiers on the branch of the primate evolutionary tree that also leads to monkeys, great apes and humans. Credit Pierre Fidenci/Wikimedia Commons Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.