Variation between mtDNA (HVR1) samples from chimp, Neandertal and human.
Evolutionary geneticist Svante Paabo speaks about the differences between chimp and humans and a genetic basis for language.
Phylogenetic relationships of modern humans, Neandertals, and chimps.
Matt Ridley talks about Mitochondrial DNA.
Geneticist Mary-Claire King talks about the similarities and differences between chimps and humans.
A hypothetical family tree useing color to illustrate different lineages. At each colored branching point, one lineage has accumulated a new mutation. The black line indicates modern times.
Evolutionary geneticist Svante Paabo talks about the possible outcomes of human and chimp gene comparisons.
Geneticist Mary-Claire King talks about her discovery that chimps and humans are extremely similar at a molecular level.
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.
Mutations in our DNA can be used to trace the relationships between different populations and species.