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How are Humans Different from Other Great Apes?

Oct 23, 2017 |
San Diego, CA
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From a genomic perspective, humans are nothing more than one kind of “Great Ape.” How are we similar or different? Panelists explored distinctly human features, ranging from genetic to cognitive to physiological to behavioral to biomedical--while also considering implications for explaining human origins. The American Academy, in conjunction with The Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA), held an event on the topic of "How are Humans Different from Other Great Apes?"

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