Genomes of 51 animal species mapped in record time, creating 'evolutionary time machine

Feb 3, 2024
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I found this article interesting but was disappointed by the often repeated mention of 99% DNA similarity to chimpanzees. This figure mainly concerns coding DNA, only a part (around 2%) of our genome. Much of our DNA, including "junk" DNA, consists of non-coding regions that are vital for gene expression. These regions influence activation timing, control RNA splicing, guide DNA structure, etc., contributing to the significant differences observed between human beings and chimpanzees.
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