Sixty per cent of chicken genes have a human gene counterpart according to the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Photo: Business Insider Sixty per cent of chicken genes have a human gene counterpart according to the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Photo: Business Insider
Sixty per cent of chicken genes have a human gene counterpart according to the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Photo: Business Insider

Human genetics more similar to chickens than you may think

Humans' genetic similarity with chimps is 96 per cent, 90 per cent with cats and 80 per cent between humans and cows

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Sixty per cent of chicken genes have a human gene counterpart according to the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Photo: Business Insider Sixty per cent of chicken genes have a human gene counterpart according to the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Photo: Business Insider
Sixty per cent of chicken genes have a human gene counterpart according to the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Photo: Business Insider
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