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Our relative genetics

Data on the chimpanzee genome help in detecting differential selection on individual genes, and in judging whether normal microevolutionary processes are sufficient to account for human origins.

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Figure 1: The chimpanzee, our closest relative and a genomic test for Darwin's bold claim:

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Penny, D. Our relative genetics. Nature 427, 208–209 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/427208a

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