Hybrid-Driven Evolution: Genomes show complexity of human-chimp split

By Bruce Bower, 15:54 PM April 15, 2008

Not only did the evolutionary parting of human from chimpanzee ancestors occur more recently than had been indicated by previous data, but it also played out over an extended period during which forerunners of people and chimps interbred.

That controversial possibility arises from a new genetic comparison of people, chimps, gorillas, orangutans, and macaque monkeys.

Various parts of the human genome diverged from those of chimps at times that span at least 4 million years, concludes a team led...

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