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Submission + - Chimps More Evolved Than Humans

jas_public writes: Since the human-chimp split about 6 million years ago, chimpanzee genes can be said to have evolved more than human genes, a new study suggests.

The results, detailed online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, contradict the conventional wisdom that humans are the result of a high degree of genetic selection, evidenced by our relatively large brains, cognitive abilities and bi-pedalism.

The researchers found that "substantially more genes in chimps evolved in ways that were beneficial than was the case with human genes."

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