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(Permalink) Posted: April 09 2007,13:14   

Joseph †  
Ya see there isnít any genetic data that can account for the physiological and anatomical differences observed between chimps and humans.

Chimpanzees and humans are closely related organisms and share nearly all the same genes. Genomics is still a relatively new science, so it is not surprising there are still so many open questions. However, recent research is starting to reveal new insights into human evolution. †

One such feature that distinguishes humans from other apes is a rapidly evolving gene involved in neural growth in the cerebral cortex.

Nature: The human factor †  
What makes humans unique? A comparative genetics approach to this question reveals a candidate gene for a part in bestowing 'humanness'. Interestingly, the gene is expressed during embryonic development of the neocortex, the site of many of the brain's most sophisticated processes.

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