Human - chimp common ancestor
Phylogenetic relationships of modern humans, Neandertals, and chimps.
Variation between mtDNA (HVR1) samples from chimp, Neandertal and human.
Comparison of genetic diversity in humans and chimpanzees, using sequences from 811 humans and 332 chimps.
Many researchers believe that the common ancestor of apes and humans was built for life in the trees. The major adaptation of the hominid branch of our family tree was bipedalism, the ability to walk on two legs. This ability allowed our ancestors to cove
Mutations in our DNA can be used to trace the relationships between different populations and species.
There are only 50 human genes that have no homolog in chimps. Differences between the two species are, therefore, due more to changes in gene regulation.
Meet the extended family
Use mutations to measure human evolution.
Human origins expert Chris Stringer talks about Homo heidelbergensis and the Neandertals.
Mitochondrial genome sequences humans populations modern MRCA most recent common ancestor ancestry relationships phylogenetic trees mtDNA Macaulay.