Human DNA 97% Same as Orangutans
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011
How humans are 97% the same as orangutans: New research shows how DNA matches
By David Derbyshire
January 27, 2011 - dailymail.co.uk
Orangutans may be more closely related to humans than scientists previously thought, a new genetic study has shown.
The first blueprint of the orangutan genetic code has confirmed that they share 97 per cent of their DNA with people.
Although that makes the red-haired apes less closely related to us than chimps - who have 99 per cent of DNA in common - a small portion of orangutan DNA is a closer match to human DNA, the international team of researchers found.
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