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

作者: Jeremy Taylor
出版商: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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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  再讀一些...
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Taylor, Jeremy,1946-
Not a chimp.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009013846
(OCoLC)255902908
資料類型: 文獻, 網際網路資源
文件類型 網際網路資源, 電腦檔案
所有的作者/貢獻者: Jeremy Taylor
ISBN: 9780191567353 0191567353
OCLC系統控制編碼: 475866352
描述: 1 online resource (xv, 338 pages) : illustrations
内容: 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.
責任: 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  再讀一些...

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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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