Genome sequence of gorilla completed

The genome sequence of gorillas has just been completed. What percentage of our DNA do we share with gorillas? If you guessed 98% you’re right. How many million years ago was our last common ancestor with gorillas? If you guessed 10 you’re right. Why should you care? Well, if you don’t find this inherently fascinating, the genomes of the great apes will hopefully help scientists learn more about “what happened over the past 200,000 years to enable our species become what we are now.”

Gorilla genome could hold key to the human condition

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