So Different, Yet So Similar

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As species go, humans are not particularly diverse. In this month's cover story, the University of Pennsylvania's Sarah Tishkoff tells GT that chimpanzees are about three times more diverse than people are, and that humans lost a lot of their diversity as they passed through a population bottleneck as they migrated out of Africa. And yet, people exhibit surprising differences in terms of their susceptibility to disease, ability to digest lactase, and more.

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