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  1. #1 CLOSE RELATIVES 
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    Hi, I think I've read a couple of times now that the chimanzee is our closest relative, correct? And in percentage terms we share 98% of our biological make up with chimpanzee's, correct?

    If these statements are true can anyone tell what the 2% difference is?

    many thanks, BARCUD


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    Someone can.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...ture04072.html

    That someone could be among this author list. Read further than the author list and you might even find out what the '2%' could be.

    That whole issue was dedicated to the chimp genome.
    http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/chimpgenome/

    So plenty of reading there.


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    Hi Spuriousmonkey, that sure is a lot of reading! I'll have a go at picking through it all, so thanks for the info.

    BARCUD
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