How much DNA do you share with apes?
I'm not sure how big of a category apes are but we share 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees. They're the closest creatures to us.
Human and ape DNA are remarkably similar. In fact chimpanzees are so closely related to us (around 98-99 percent DNA relatedness) that many scientists are suggesting that the genus Pan should be scrapped and moved to the Homo genus.
No, but they're closely related - apes share about 95% of our DNA.
Biologists classify humans along with other species such as great apes. apes belong to a group known as the primates. The commaon DNA they share is Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA (nDNA).
Humans are more closely related to apes. In 2012 scientists completed the genome of the bonobo, an African ape. When added to the genomes that have already been completed for orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees we now have a complete DNA catalogue of the great apes. The studies show that humans are most closely related to bonobos and chimpanzees. The three are more closely related to each other than any is to gorillas.
They lack the genes necessary to do so.
Humans are apes, technically. However, the species homo sapiens sapiens has never been known to successfully reproduce with any other ape species, disregarding sporadic rumors. In 1927, Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate 2 female chimpanzees with human sperm without success. No attempt has been made (and published, at least) to impregnate a female human with chimpanzee sperm. However, horses and zebras can still produce hybrids, although they are sterile, so the species are still… Read More
Yes they can make babies
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They are shaped differently because they serve very different functions. How well they perform these functions depends very much on what shape they are.
the chimpanzee genes bear a 98% similarity to human genes