Unformatted text preview: 9% of the genes which show variability within humans and chimpanzees “have evolved to rapidly to be explained simply by chance.” (Science Daily) The study suggested that natural selection was responsible for this increased rate of evolution. The team from Cornell/Celera found that genes which are “involved in the immune function, sperm and egg production, sensory perception and transcription factors” (Science Daily) have been affected by positive selection and they show rapid evolution within the last 5 million years, which is when humans and chimps shared a common ancestor. Resources http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051023115936.htm...
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- Spring '10
- Evolution, Cornell University, different humans, Celera Genomics