There is an article in Answers Research Journal with title: Comprehensive Analysis of Chimpanzee and Human Chromosomes Reveals Average DNA Similarity of 70%
What do you think about this article. Wouldn't be greate to reproduce the data from publicaly available resources using BLASTN algoritm? I am very interested in reproducing the results. If we achieve the same data we can use the same methodology for two species inside one baramin. I think it would be very interesting.
All resources (blastn program, DNA sequences) are available free.
All of them indicate large differences 70%-89% between Human and Chimpanzee, which is in contrast to generally accepted difference between 94%-98%. This is presented as proof that Humans and Chimpanzees are not closly related as it was presented for decades.
I was very interested in these papers. I am software developer so I have close to "playing" with algorithms. And because all resources are free on the Internet I was wondering if I could reproduce results.
I think these numbers are taken by different method than previous high similarity results. So I think other reference data is needed. But I have difficulties in obtaining results presented in papers above so I was wondering if there is anybody, who can help.
I have several goals:
1) Opinions: I would like to know what other think about this research and used methodology. 2) Verification: I would like to verify data from papers to be sure my method is exactly the same as it was used in papers. 3) Test: Because I am suspicious (my preliminary results are far from numbers preseted in paper), I would like to do some method verification test: e.g. compare Human-Human DNA. 4) Further research: By the same method compare DNA between species inside one baramin (e.g. mouse and rat).
I think sharing these information, advices, tips, hints in this disscussion would be benefical. We can find some interesting results together.
That's more but it might not help people. AiG is notorious for doing things badly. You need to tempt people to want to bother to read the papers which they may think is going to be a waste of time. Though some will enjoy just diving in anyway. Maybe they will post to ask that this be promoted without you doing more work.
If you could describe the methods a bit it might help.
However, maybe you are like me and don't know enough about this to unscramble it. If that is the case tell me and I'll promote this to see if others will help you out.