Thursday, September 08, 2005

Yes, Everybody, We ARE Related to the Apes

We and all other primates share a common ancestry. The most recent split in our particular branch of the evolutionary tree was the separation of the hominids and chimpanzees from their common ancestor. More confirmation of this comes from the sequencing of the chimpanzee genome, the story of which can be found here, in the new Economist.

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