The Chasm Between the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes: A Review of the Evolutionary Literature

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by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.

In M. Horstemeyer, ed., 2013, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Creationism, Pittsburgh, PA: Creation Science Fellowship. Visit the ICC at


Data has been extracted from secular literature that is contrary to the common claim that very few genetic differences exist between chimpanzees and humans. We found that significant reported differences exist in genomic similarity and gene regulation between chimpanzees and humans. The DNA sequence differences and genetic mechanisms reported in the literature support the conclusion that significant and unbridgeable genetic differences exist between humans and chimpanzees that defy evolutionary claims of a common ancestor.


Human genome, chimpanzee genome, human-chimp DNA similarity

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