Are Humans and Chimps 98% Similar? A Geneticist Answers

by Ken Ham on June 28, 2019
Featured in Ken Ham Blog

I’m sure at some point you’ve heard the tired, old claim that humans and chimps are 98% similar or share 98% of their DNA. This claim is made in an attempt to prove the supposed evolutionary cousinship of humans and chimps. It’s made frequently, but that “fact” is anything but a fact—it’s simply not true.

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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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