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

Auteur : Jeremy Taylor
Éditeur : Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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Humans are primates, and our closest relatives are the other African apes - chimpanzees closest of all. With the mapping of the human genome, and that of the chimp, a direct comparison of the differences between the two, letter by letter along the billions of As, Gs, Cs, and Ts of the DNA code, has led to the widely vaunted claim that we differ from chimps by a mere 1.6% of our genetic code. A mere hair's breadth  Lire la suite...
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Taylor, Jeremy,1946-
Not a chimp.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013846
(OCoLC)255902908
Type d’ouvrage : Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Internet Resource, Computer File
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Jeremy Taylor
ISBN : 9780191567353 0191567353
Numéro OCLC : 475866352
Description : 1 online resource (xv, 338 pages) : illustrations
Contenu : Illustration List; List of Abbreviations; 1 From Distant Cousins to Close Family; 2 The Language Gene That Wasn't; 3 Brain-builders; 4 The Riddle of the 1.6%; 5 Less is More; 6 More Is Better; 7 Aladdin's Cave; 8 Povinelli's Gauntlet; 9 Clever Corvids; 10 Inside The Brain --
The Devil is in the Detail; 11 The Ape That Domesticated Itself; 12 Chimps Aren't Us; Glossary; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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'Not a Chimp' should be mandatory reading for journalists who often reinforce the general public's misconception that chimps are ... human. Ewen Callaway, New Scientist

 
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