- Human and Chimpanzee Genetic Differences
- Many people consider the “99% genetic similarity” between humans and chimpanzees as evidence for evolution. However, when genetic expression is taken into account, major differences exist. This study shows that gene expression is significantly different in the human and chimpanzee brains. Moreover, as humans and chimps age, the changes in the gene expression patterns follow different trajectories. Gene expression patterns undoubtedly account for the profound biological and behavioral differences between humans and great apes. It appears that a Creator used the same raw materials (genes) to construct both humans and chimpanzees, but altered and employed these materials in such a way to generate radically different organisms.
- Hunter B. Fraser et al., ” Aging and Gene Expression in the Primate Brain,” PLoS Biology 3 (2005): e274.
- Related Resource
- “Humans and Chimps Differ” by Fazale Rana