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'Chumanzee' evolution: the urge to diverge and merge

Todd R Disotell

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Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University, Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003, USA

Genome Biology 2006, 7:240  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-11-240

Published: 24 November 2006


A recent analysis of the human and chimpanzee genomes compared with portions of other primate genomes suggests that the divergence of the human and chimpanzee lineages beginning around 6 million years ago was not a simple clean split.