What Makes Us Human Discussion
Read: Pollard KS. 2009. What Makes Us Human? Scientific American 300 (5): 44-49. (link) Answer the following questions. To avoid ambiguity in your responses, use complete sentences. In scanning the area known as Human Accelerated Region 1 (HAR1), how many base pair differences were found between a chicken and a chimpanzee? How many differences were found between a chimpanzee and a human? Several uniquely human gene sequences have been identified. Name FIVE of these sequences and their general functions. What does this article tell us about the 1% difference in DNA that exists between humans and chimpanzees? Think in qualitative terms.