Genome study finds closer human-gorilla similarities
Take a trip to the zoo and you can see gorillas are a lot like us. But a new DNA study says we’re even more similar than scientists thought. From the evolutionary family tree, you’d expect our DNA to be the most similar to chimps, our closest relatives. The new work found that’s true for the most part, but it also found that a sizable portion of our genome is closer to a gorilla’s than to a chimp’s.