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More on How Chimps and Humans Differ: Human-Specific Genes

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“We don’t splice our RNA the same way chimps do,” says biologist Dr. Ann Gauger, continuing a conversation with host Sarah Chaffee. On this classic episode of ID the Future, Gauger discusses human and chimpanzee genomes. Did you know that one stretch of DNA can code for multiple proteins? Listen in to learn more about how your DNA is different, and is expressed differently, from that of chimps! Download the podcast or listen to it here.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated.

Photo: Chimp contemplates a soccer ball, by Daniel Hansen via Unsplash.

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