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The chimpanzee and us

Publication of the draft DNA sequence of the chimpanzee genome is an especially notable event: the data provide a treasury of information for understanding human biology and evolution.

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Figure 1: Evolutionary relationships among the higher primates.

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Figure 2: Hypotheses to explain the genetic underpinnings of human-specific traits.

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Li, WH., Saunders, M. The chimpanzee and us. Nature 437, 50–51 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/437050a

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