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Genomes Throw Kinks in Timing of Chimp-Human Split

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Science  19 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5776, pp. 985-986
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5776.985a

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After comparing the genomes of five primate species, researchers have concluded that the ancestors of chimps and humans went their separate ways about 6 million years ago--at least a million years later than fossils suggest--and that early hominids interbred with their chimp cousins. (Read more.)

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