What separates humans from chimps and other apes?

  Prev Next  
        Science | Evolution


How Biological Anthropology Works

How Biological Anthropology Works

Biological anthropologists seek to understand the differences within and between human populations. Learn more about biological anthropology.

Related HowStuffWorks Articles

More Great Links


  • "DNA analysis for chimpanzees and humans reveals striking differences in genes for smell, metabolism and hearing." Cornell News. Dec. 18, 2003. (April 24, 2009)http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Dec03/chimp.life.hrs.html
  • Fox, Maggie. "Gene explosion set humans, great apes apart." Reuters. Feb. 11, 2009. (April 24, 2009)http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE51A8II20090212
  • "Human-chimp Difference May Be Bigger." ScienceDaily. Dec. 20, 2006. (April 24, 2009)http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/12/061219201931.htm
  • "'Humans not just "big-brained apes,' researcher says." PNAS and World Science. Aug. 22, 2007. (April 27, 2009)http://www.world-science.net/othernews/070821_humans.htm
  • Kreger, C. David. "Homo sapiens." Archeology.info. 2008. (April 24, 2009)http://www.archaeologyinfo.com/homosapiens.htm
  • Lovgren, Stefan. "Chimps, Humans 96 Percent the Same, Gene Study Finds." National Geographic News. Aug. 31, 2005. (April 24, 2009)http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0831_050831_chimp_genes.html
  • "The Secret to Chimp Strength." ScienceDaily. April 8, 2009. (April 24, 2009)http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090330200829.htm
  • Wade, Nicholas. "A Course in Evolution, Taught by Chimps." New York Times. Nov. 25, 2003. (April 27, 2009)http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/25/science/a-course-in-evolution-taught-by-chimps.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1