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More Clues About Why Chimps and Humans Are Genetically Different
August 23, 2012
In research published in September's American Journal of Human Genetics, Georgia Tech's Soojin Yi looked at brain samples of each species. She found that differences in certain DNA modifications, called methylation, may contribute to phenotypic changes. The results also hint that DNA methylation plays an important role for some disease-related phenotypes in humans, including cancer and autism.
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