Great ape genome differences

William Bains william at
Mon May 12 13:44:05 EST 1997

Can anyone point me to current experimental data on the sequence-level
genome differences between humans and the other great apes, and between
different humans? I have 'rumour'-type numbers of an average 0.5%
difference between randomly selected humans (ethnic origin unknown), 1.5%
difference betweern human  and chimp, 2% between human and gorilla. Is
there any better data for this than sequencing the beta globin locus and
1960s CoT curves?


William Bains

William Bains

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