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Listen: At the Genetic Level, How Chimps and Humans Differ


Do we have 99 percent of our DNA in common with chimps? In a word, despite common claims, the answer is: No. On a classic episode of ID the Future, Dr. Ann Gauger talks with host Sarah Chaffee about human and chimpanzee genomes. Download the podcast or listen to it here.

What is a genome? How is it sequenced? And what is a better estimate of the similarity between our genome and that of chimps? For more on this topic, see the book Science and Human Origins.

Photo credit: Ryan Al Bishri via Unsplash.

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