Over 25% of human genes are the same as a...
Some days we all really have a way of annoying others with our intelligent remarks.
On those occasions all you have to do is remember this little nugget that I came across.
Did you know that over 25% of human genes are the same as those of a simple banana?
You probably also know that humans and the ole chimpanzee’s genome have already been sequenced.
Although both chimps and humans have lost and gained a hand full of genes since our lost common ancestor... we still generally share the same types of genes.
(Obviously the actual sequence of the gene may be a little different).
However; we are closely related to chimps, (from an evolutionary perspective that is), we share about 98.6% of our DNA sequence at the genome level.
Now that should make us feel a whole lot smarter than the earlier banana reference.
So let's get over ourselves!
Make it a great day and try not to annoy anyone this morning… or the rest of the week.