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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    ... If mankind evolved, the closest DNA to mankind are pigs that is why we use their skin for skin graphs and valves for our hearts...
    @TNVolunteer73 - The species with which humans share the most DNA sequences are the Great Apes of the Hominidae family. Within this group, the most sequences are shared with bonobos and chimpanzees (98.8%) and gorillas (98.4%). I don't know the percentage of genetic difference between humans and pigs, but it's lower than 95% - below all Great Apes, and below all monkeys and lemurs.

    The reason pigs are used for skin grafts and heart valves has nothing to do with overall genetic similarities. It has to do with one very specific gene, called (deep breath) galactose-alpha-1,3,galactotransferase (or simply "gal-transferase").

    All mammals - except humans and higher apes - have the gal-transferase gene, which coats cells with an antigen which causes humans to immediately reject tissue from other animals. Pigs have it too, which is why pig tissue can't be used in transplants - UNLESS - you have successfully produced a genetically modified pig lacking the gal-transferase gene. This makes pig tissue more palatable to human immune systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    How the hell did kangaroos and penguins get to the the Middle East?
    Uber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Simply put we are not direct descendants of apes. We are a branch off of the tree that apes share.

    Good grief I learned this in 8th grade. You don't need an alledged Phd to understand this.
    Why did some of us branch off and others didn't?

    That makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    @TNVolunteer73 - The species with which humans share the most DNA sequences are the Great Apes of the Hominidae family. Within this group, the most sequences are shared with bonobos and chimpanzees (98.8%) and gorillas (98.4%). I don't know the percentage of genetic difference between humans and pigs, but it's lower than 95% - below all Great Apes, and below all monkeys and lemurs.

    The reason pigs are used for skin grafts and heart valves has nothing to do with overall genetic similarities. It has to do with one very specific gene, called (deep breath) galactose-alpha-1,3,galactotransferase (or simply "gal-transferase").

    All mammals - except humans and higher apes - have the gal-transferase gene, which coats cells with an antigen which causes humans to immediately reject tissue from other animals. Pigs have it too, which is why pig tissue can't be used in transplants - UNLESS - you have successfully produced a genetically modified pig lacking the gal-transferase gene. This makes pig tissue more palatable to human immune systems.
    Link? This seems crazy to me. Pigs are the closest relative to humans. It's just common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Why did some of us branch off and others didn't?

    That makes no sense.
    Do you want to know the answer, or do you just want to lead people on another waste of time? This question was answered numerous times quite eloquently in your previous thread on the subject, which I linked to. Go read that first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    @TNVolunteer73 - The species with which humans share the most DNA sequences are the Great Apes of the Hominidae family. Within this group, the most sequences are shared with bonobos and chimpanzees (98.8%) and gorillas (98.4%). I don't know the percentage of genetic difference between humans and pigs, but it's lower than 95% - below all Great Apes, and below all monkeys and lemurs.

    The reason pigs are used for skin grafts and heart valves has nothing to do with overall genetic similarities. It has to do with one very specific gene, called (deep breath) galactose-alpha-1,3,galactotransferase (or simply "gal-transferase").





    All mammals - except humans and higher apes - have the gal-transferase gene, which coats cells with an antigen which causes humans to immediately reject tissue from other animals. Pigs have it too, which is why pig tissue can't be used in transplants - UNLESS - you have successfully produced a genetically modified pig lacking the gal-transferase gene. This makes pig tissue more palatable to human immune systems.
    the Pig and Human DNA have >98% DNA match, it is so close that Pig tissue is not rejected at a much lower rate than other species, also the RNA Matches are greater

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    How the hell did kangaroos and penguins get to the the Middle East?
    From a lost verse of the Bible:
    And Noah said let the penguins waddleth and the kangaroos hoppeth to thy boat, so as not to get their asses drowneth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    @TNVolunteer73 - The species with which humans share the most DNA sequences are the Great Apes of the Hominidae family. Within this group, the most sequences are shared with bonobos and chimpanzees (98.8%) and gorillas (98.4%). I don't know the percentage of genetic difference between humans and pigs, but it's lower than 95% - below all Great Apes, and below all monkeys and lemurs.

    The reason pigs are used for skin grafts and heart valves has nothing to do with overall genetic similarities. It has to do with one very specific gene, called (deep breath) galactose-alpha-1,3,galactotransferase (or simply "gal-transferase").

    All mammals - except humans and higher apes - have the gal-transferase gene, which coats cells with an antigen which causes humans to immediately reject tissue from other animals. Pigs have it too, which is why pig tissue can't be used in transplants - UNLESS - you have successfully produced a genetically modified pig lacking the gal-transferase gene. This makes pig tissue more palatable to human immune systems.
    Also why bacon is so awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Dumbest question ever.
    I thought it was interesting. But then, I read it as "why would vulnerable species still exist"?

    Which appears to be answered as, "they are disappearing now".

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    We aren't as robust as our ape-like ancestors so maybe we're de-evolving. There aren't m/any upright apes left now, so maybe squids or something will evolve in our place but for sure we seem headed to extinction. Unless we're just a crop in which case we are waiting to be harvested.
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