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Are We Really 99% Chimp?



When researchers decoded the chimpanzee genome in 2005, they explained that we share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees… but what does that specifically mean? This episode of MinuteEarth illustrates how that one percent of difference (1.33% to be exact) is full of complexity when you look into the details.


Good to know: We also share a similar percentage of DNA with bonobos, anddiffer only 1.6% on average from gorillas.

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