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Author Topic:   DNA similarity between Chimpanzee and Human 70%
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Message 7 of 32 (719971)
02-19-2014 1:22 PM


Comparing the human and chimpanzee genomes: Searching for needles in a haystack

Ajit Varki and Tasha K. Altheide

From the abstract:

The chimpanzee genome sequence is a long-awaited milestone, providing opportunities to explore primate evolution and genetic contributions to human physiology and disease. Humans and chimpanzees shared a common ancestor ∼5-7 million years ago (Mya). The difference between the two genomes is actually not ∼1%, but ∼4%—comprising ∼35 million single nucleotide differences and ∼90 Mb of insertions and deletions. ...

http://genome.cshlp.org/content/15/12/1746.long

Given the reputation of Answers in Genesis for accurate scholarship (i.e., none to speak of), I would expect a result much closer to the 4% cited in the above article than what AiG cites.


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