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    Genetic Relatedness of Humans and Chimps

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    Genetic differences between humans & chimps What are the differences between human, chimpanzee and their common ancestor, on the chromosome and genome levels?

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    In the simplest analysis, 96 percent of the DNA sequences are identical between chimps and humans. Four percent is still a significant number, though. Out of a total of 3 billion base pairs of DNA, humans and chimps have about 40 million base pair differences.

    35 million of these are single base pair differences and about 5 million are insertions of new base pairs or ...

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    The expert determines the genetic differences between human and chimpanzees.

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