Is the human genome nearly identical to chimpanzee?—a reassessment of the literature | The Institute for Creation Research
 
Is the human genome nearly identical to chimpanzee?—a reassessment of the literature

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

In Journal of Creation 26 (1): 54-60, April 2012

A review of the available literature related to the common claim that few genetic differences exist between chimpanzees and humans was undertaken. While taking the published information at face value, we show that significant reported differences exist in regards to, not only genomic sequence, but gene regulation, regulatory genomic regions, microRNA code, and gene splicing. We conclude that multiple facets of differences in DNA sequences and genetic mechanisms as reported in the standard scientific literature, suggest that clear unbridgeable genetic differences exist between humans and chimpanzees.

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