Are We Really 99% Chimp?

Are we really 99 percent chimp? Science tells us there are similarities in our tangled genetic make-up, but there are plenty of mismatches, too. “We share 99 percent of our DNA with chimps if we ignore 19 percent of their genome and 25 percent of ours,” Emily Elert says. She sorts the numbers in this edition of Minute Earth.

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