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Pan sapiens

Initial genetic studies characterised the DNA of chimpanzees (common chimpanzee and bonobo, collectively) as being as much as 98% (99.4 in one study) identical to that of Homo sapiens… In the seminal Nature paper reporting on initial genome comparisons, researchers identified thirty-five million single-nucleotide changes, five million insertion or deletion events, and a number of […]

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Apes Giggle Like Humans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnbKzDkZktQ I blanked out when they described the evolutionary imporance and physiological facts of this story: All I saw was a gorilla being tickled, and I wanted to be a part of that. (Though, in a sympathetic reaction, I’m tickled now, too.)

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