May 20, 2003
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - It may be time to move over and share the human branch of the family tree with chimpanzees, says a researcher who has studied how closely the two are related.
Humans and chimps share 99.4 percent of DNA genetic code for life according to a team led by Morris Goodman of the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
"We humans appear as only slightly remodeled chimpanzee-like apes," said Goodman.