How much of our genetic material do humans share with chimpanzees?

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THE HUMAN QUESTION #663

How much of our genetic material do humans share with chimpanzees?

99%

Explanation

Man's closest relative is the ape. We share 99% of our genetic material (DNA) with the African apes - chimpanzees and gorillas. In comparison, we share 60% genetic material with hens. Biologists have discovered through research on biological molecules that humans and the African apes have a common ancestor, who lived some 6-7 million years ago.

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