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Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...f various lengths embedded into chromosomes. While chimps have a comparable number, mice and rats only have around 600 numts. Since they increase in frequency as species advance, it suggested there was some evolutionary purpose to keeping them around. Strikingly, however, none of these numts contained th...

Ancient Viral Defense may Explain Susceptibility to HIV: Study

...ected man from an ancient retrovirus that infected chimps and other primates millions of years ago may be one reason why our species is susceptible to HIV, said a study released Thursday. The gene appears to have been instrumental in protecting man against a four-million-year-old virus, called Pan troglody...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

...umped into humans from a Cameroonian population of chimps early in the last century. A separate group of chimps in Cameroon has infected a handful of locals with a nonpandemic version of HIV. Waste from wild gori...

E. Coli Bacteria Migrating Between Humans, Chimps

...ions. And some of the E. coli strains migrating to chimps are resistant to antibiotics used by humans in Uga...ocument the exchange of E. coli between humans and chimps in a protected wildlife area. It is also the first to find antibiotic-resistant strains in chimpanze...

Male Chimpanzees find Older Females Sexy

...e more often the objects of rivalries between male chimps than younger females. The male chimps also approached older females more often to mate in the fertile female cycles. Even the high-ranking...

A Human Brain Gene Could Hold Clues On The Evolution Of Brain Capacity

...r dramatically. "We found 18 differences between chimps and humans, which is an incredible amount of chang...s structure. "The HAR1 RNAs from both humans and chimps form stable structures, but there are significant differences," Salama said. "Our hypothesis is that...

NHGRI Aims To Sequence Primate Genomes

...ences between immune and inflammatory responses of chimps and humans. Identifying these genes gives researchers a more precise starting point for understanding molecular pathways and developing better diagnostics and therapies involved in immune and inflammatory diseases. In addition, some primates are im...

Chimpanzee helps to unwind Human genetic diseases

DNA of chimps and humans share a 98% similarity and the small difference of 2% dissimilarity between chimps and humans can be used to find out the reasons for some of the genetic diseases which are prone to h...

HIV did not arise from polio vaccine

...the related Simian Immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in chimps has bolstered the idea that HIV was mistakenly unl...the virus that would become HIV likely jumped from chimps to humans just once--and not through a massive, simultaneous transfer, as it would if vaccination we...

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