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In Science this week, a research team led by scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reports that a genome-wide analysis of 59 humans and 10 chimpanzees shows that the two species have some of the same combinations of polymorphisms. While previous studies had only identified two shared polymorphisms between people and apes, the investigators discovered 125 regions with similar mutations between the two.

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