Humans and Apes

27 Oct 2011

At www.physorg.com/print238765711.html, it is junk DNA that defines the differences between humans and chimpanzees but at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111020122313.htm culture in humans and apes has the same evolutionary roots - orang utans in this instance. It is a fact that geneticists were flabbergasted when they found that the human genome differed hardly from that of chimpanzees - it didn't make sense. However, as a scientific fact it was accepted but it seems that biologists were somewhat restless, chewing the situation over. They have noticed the so called junk DNA may not actually be the sort of junk they thought it was - and it plays a role in evolutionary development.