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Hi! I have been thinking about a thing. It is said that around 6 million years ago humans and chimpanzees went different evolutionary tracks, but still the DNA is ninety-nine percent the same. I've read that these changes happened fast (punctuated equilibrium), yet there must be other changes for the humans to go in a completely different evolutionary track. Anyone know what these changes were? (if there were any)

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What, genetically, separates humans and chimpanzees?
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2009 02:20:19 »
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Humans and chimps have 95 percent DNA compatibility, not 98.5 percent, research shows
http://mr.caltech.edu/press_releases/12291
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What, genetically, separates humans and chimpanzees?
« Reply #2 on: 02/06/2009 15:30:07 »
Oh, okej I didn't know. :)

What I meant, I think at least, was: What changes made it possible for humans to take a different evolutionary track than chimpanzees?
 

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What, genetically, separates humans and chimpanzees?
« Reply #3 on: 02/06/2009 16:28:31 »
Do you mean in respect of DNA or physical attributes?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 02/06/2009 17:07:40 »
Q.  What, genetically, separates humans and chimpanzees?

A.  In some cases not very much ...



http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=16249.msg188378#msg188378
 

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What, genetically, separates humans and chimpanzees?
« Reply #5 on: 03/06/2009 15:56:15 »
Yes indeed, As Andy Parsons said, "where were all the assins when we needed them?"

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