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  1. Without getting into details, I am not sure what kind of phd he holds but this is rather ridiculous. First we do not know the genes in the human genome yet. The 25k or so are just estimates. Identifying genes in a genome is a daunting task and neither in human or chimpanzee it is near completion (if it can be completed at all).


    A number of 1400 different genes can only be an estimate of an estimate. Even worse, what qualifies as a different gene? For relation purposes the only relevant value is the amount of sequence differences (including indels).

    Summarizing, distance can only be estimated by sequence differences, counting genes is ridiculous and apparently there are cheap phds out there.

    good night.




    there you will find information on both genomes. if 25k is an estimate then why do they teach us in school that the entire human genome has been sequenced? if it was sequenced it wouldnt be an estimate.


    Although the chimp genome has not been fully completed, you can still determine how similar they are using DNA hybridization, but this is not accurate everytime (some reveal 97% some reveal 98-99%.


    Im not trying to offend anyone with this post, im just sharing what I have learned here in school. If I am wrong here, please indicate.



  2. I am by no means a biochemist, but if one were looking into where and how histidine is made you may be able to start by looking at the mechanisms for how imidazole's as functional groups are formed. Histidine also plays a huge role in hemoglobin... so you might be able to use your knowledge of that...


    again i only have little knowledge of biochemistry (as i am finishing up my first semester). so if i am wrong in either of these assumptions, i apologize.


    good luck.



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