• At most, just 7% of the human genome is unique to our species. We share most genes with Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other ancestors

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    An employee of the Natural History Museum in London looks at model of a Neanderthal male in his twenties, which is on display at the museum's "Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story" exhibition, September 2014.
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    Just 1.5% to 7% of the human genome is unique to our species, a new study suggests.
    Neanderthals, Denisovans, and other ancestors share most of the same genes found in modern humans.
    Genes unique to humans are involved in brain development, which may be what sets our species apart.
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