Human/Chimp DNA Homology

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Thu Feb 2 06:11:25 EST 1995

This work goes back to at least:

King, M.C. & A.C. Wilson (1975). Evolution at two levels in humans and 
chimpanzees. Science  188, 107-116. 

-Dick Gordon, U.Manitoba[Feb2,95]

On Tue, 31 Jan 1995 bullock at wrote:

> Statements along the lines that human and chimpanzee genes (DNA?) share over 
> 90% sequence homology are commonly bandied about.  Does this refer to gene 
> sequences or to total DNA (presumably from hybridisation kinetics)?  If 
> anyone can provide references to original papers I would be grateful, as my 
> Boolian logic or the database indexing has not proved equal to the task.
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