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Chimp DNA Decoded

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posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 07:34 PM
Scientists have finally decoded the DNA of a Chimp. In a paper, virtually all of the 3 billion building blocks of chips have been decoded. While the Chimp has 10 times as many differences as any two humans, it is their differences that attract the scientists, since they are so minimal, at only 40 million. Through the DNA, scientists hope to shed more light on how we have could have evolved from them.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists have deciphered the DNA of the chimpanzee, the closest living relative of humankind, and made comprehensive comparisons with the human genetic blueprint.

It is a step toward finding a biological answer to a key question: What makes us human?

There are no firm answers yet about how humans picked up key traits such as walking upright and developing complex language. But the work has produced a long list of DNA differences with the chimp and some hints about which ones might be crucial.

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I'm hoping that this is a big step on explaining our evolutionary ties to Chimps. Out of 3 billion different genes, only 40 million are different than ours, which is surprisingly close. Maybe this can help reinforce Evolutionists argument over how Humans originated.

[edit on 27-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]

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