Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Ridley , Matt (2003), Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, & What Makes Us Human, HarperCollins Publishers, Retrieved on 2012-05-30
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    30 MAY 2012

     Humans share 98.5% of our genes with chimpanzees

    The genome is not a blueprint for constructing a body; it is a recipe for baking a body. As the hox story illustrates, DNA promoters express themselves in the fourth dimension; their timing is all. A chimp has a different head from a human being not because it has a different blueprint for the head, but because it grows the jaws for longer and the cranium for less long than a human being. The difference is all timing. The startling new truth that has emerged from the human genome - that...
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    Even the difference between human and mouse blueprints are minor. Our variation comes from the schedules that manage the expression of genes, and these are controlled by the chemicals and enzymes in our environments.