Humans and chimps share 98 percent of our genes
Some of these differences are biologically significant, and have contributed to human health and well-being. But for the most part, humans and other animals are very similar genetically, and we share a large portion of our DNA with other animals. And yet, some scientists are interested in learning more about how these differences may affect the health and well-being of humans and other animals. One approach to this goal is to use the latest technologies to understand the genetic underpinnings of disease and dysfunction in humans and other animals. One such approach is using genetic information to identify and understand genetic variations that may play a role in human disease. In this regard, a new web site for the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine, “The Genetics of Health and Disease in Humans and Animals,” is an effort to bring together the findings of the most sophisticated genetic studies to date. It is intended to make it easier for the general public to gain a better understanding of how genetic information may affect human health and disease. The site provides information on a wide variety of genetic studies that are currently being conducted, and will soon be completed, to investigate how genes and other genetic factors influence health and disease in humans and other animals. The goal of this effort is to develop a more complete picture of how genes and other genetic factors contribute to health and disease in humans and other animals. The site is designed to be informative and useful to the layperson, and to assist scientists and researchers who are developing new methods to study genetic variation in humans and other animals.