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?"

On Genetics and Brain Development
Fred Gage
On Genomics, Life History and Reproduction
Pascal Gagneux
On Anatomy and Behavior
Margaret J. Schoeninger
On Common Disease Profiles
Ajit Varki