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Nothing so complicated as that.

The point is that if the Chimp genone is 10% larger than the Human one, then it isn’t possible that there is less than a 5% difference in the two sets.

If I have 100 coins, and you have 110 coins, it is impossible for stack of coins to be 95% identical, because even if they are all pennies, your stack will have 10 pennies where I don’t have any, and will in fact be 10% different from mine.

Whether that distinction has any real VALUE in the discussion is another question entirely.


12 posted on 02/05/2009 8:14:20 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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Sure, one copy means one thing, two copies means something else, three copies gives you testes like a champion bore.

Those differences (in counts of the same gene) have to contribute to the computation of raw difference in genomic structure.

22 posted on 02/05/2009 8:41:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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