The DNA sequences of humans and chimpanzees are 98 percent identical. Yet that 2 percent difference represents at least 15 million changes in our genome since the time of our common ancestor roughly six million years ago. Now a new computational technique has identified 49 regions that have changed particularly quickly between humans and chimps, and may have revealed at least one gene critical to the development of our larger brains.
Interesting.....(esp. since Chimps have been reclassified into Genus Homo)
Aug 19, '06
Very interesting. Also astounding that 2% difference could turn into 15 million changes!
Do you have a link to the rest of the story?