Human/Chimp DNA Homology

Bullock, David bullock at
Tue Jan 31 18:05:12 EST 1995

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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