The Chimpanzee Genome--A Bittersweet Celebration

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Science  09 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5681, pp. 191-192
DOI: 10.1126/science.1100975

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Deciphering human uniqueness by comparing the chimpanzee and human genomes is a fascinating but tough task, according to Olson and Varki in their Perspective. Reporting on a recent symposium at the University of California, San Diego, Olson and Varki provide an update on intriguing differences between humans and chimps at the molecular level.