Is human DNA different from that of chimpanzees?

ChimpanzeeWhen somebody tells you you are a monkey, they may be right.

According a 2005 gene study, humans are 96 percent similar to the great ape species.

The study showed that evolutionary speaking, humans did not go far enough when they descended from the apes. In effect, humans and apes are the same, from the long arms, tailless bodies, to temperament and habits.

Because the closest living relatives of humans are the chimpanzees, the so-called chimp genome will be the most useful key to researchers in understanding human evolution and biology, next to the human genome itself.

Sixty-seven researchers co-authored the study.


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