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What makes us human?

Tarjei S Mikkelsen

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Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, 320 Charles Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Genome Biology 2004, 5:238  doi:10.1186/gb-2004-5-8-238

Published: 27 July 2004


The sequence of chimpanzee chromosome 22 is starting to help us to define the set of genetic attributes that are unique to humans, but interpreting the biological consequences of these remains a major challenge.