Genetic Differences Between Humans And Primates

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Humans share more DNA with lemurs, monkeys and apes than they do with other mammals. There is only about a 1.2 percent genetic difference between modern humans and chimpanzees throughout much of their genetic code. Humans and primates also have a completely bony socket that encloses the eye and use vision as their predominant sense. Primates also generally have five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. Primates also retain collar bones, which allow for greater mobility in the shoulder; mammals that strictly walk on all fours, such as horses, lack collar bones so their limbs are more stable and don’t slip to the side while running. And in general, primates tend to have larger brains in relation to body size than other mammals of

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