April 17, 2009

A Very Nice Layperson’s Explanation of Recent Human Evolution

Posted in Science tagged , , , at 9:36 am by Andrew

Check out BoingBoing’s explanation of Ken Miller’s talk on chromosome fusion, which provides powerful confirmation of the shared ancestry between humans and apes.

One nit with the article: the author uses the term “chromosome” to mean “pair of chromosomes.” The fusion Miller describes occurred in pair 2, so humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 total) and apes have 24.


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