The cover of the September 11 issue of Nature features a cute little face: Pepper, baby girl northern white cheeked gibbon from the Gibbon Conservation Center (Santa Clarita, CA). What a better finale for the gibbon genome project? All members of the Carbone Lab have been involved in this project for two and half years and worked on many of the analyses reported in the article published in Nature. Lucia Carbone led the gibbon genome consortium that included scientists from the united states, Germany, UK, Italy and Spain. The article was also accompanied by a News&Views piece by Michael and Rachel O’Neill, and a Nature podcast in which Lucia Carbone talks about gibbon evolution.