A Critical Look at the Claim That Humans Share 99% of Our DNA With Chimps

In a recent episode of MinuteEarth, host Emily Elert takes a critical look at the often-cited claim that humans share 99% of our DNA with chimps. It turns out the claim isn’t based on a simple one-to-one comparison, and a lot of factors go into¬†weighing one species’ DNA against another’s.