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Not a chimp : the hunt to find the genes that make us human

Author: Jeremy Taylor
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Genome mapping has revealed that the human and chimpanzee genetic codes differ by a mere 1.6%. But whilst a fierce international race is on to identify this crucial handful of genes, the key question is this: what does that 1.6% difference really mean? And is that the only, or even the right way to measure difference? In this book, Jeremy Taylor explains the latest findings, and shows that the effect of that small  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Taylor
ISBN: 9780199227785 0199227780 9780199227792 0199227799
OCLC Number: 255902908
Description: xv, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: From distant cousins to close family --
The language gene that wasn't --
Brain builders --
The riddle of the 1.6% --
Less is more --
More is better --
Aladdin's cave --
Povinelli's gauntlet --
Clever corvids --
Inside the brain : the devil is in the detail --
The ape that domesticated itself --
Chimps aren't us.
Responsibility: Jeremy Taylor.
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Are chimps almost human? Are we just smarter chimps? What does that oft-quoted 1.6% difference in DNA actually mean? As teams worldwide seek the genetic basis of our humanity, a complex picture is  Read more...

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Not so fast on the chimps-are-human-too hypothesis

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-08-05) Very Good Permalink

  This book has two main divisions with an overarching theme, so it is a little confusing. Both support the overall thesis, which is: chimps may be the closest living relatives to humans, but humans are still very different from them physiologically and behaviorally. I give the book four stars...
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