DNA Shows Human-Ape Links, Differences

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More similarities than differences?

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Scientists say a rough draft of the chimpanzee genome shows that Darwin was right when he said that African great apes and humans share common ancestors. The genome also shows key areas where humans and chimps differ. And researchers believe it will help them understand how subtle genetic changes have made human brains very different from chimp brains.



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