In 30% of the genome, gorilla is closer to human or chimpanzee than the latter are to each other; this is rarer around coding genes, indicating pervasive selection throughout great ape evolution, and has functional consequences in gene expression.For an evolutionary explanation of this result, I recommend Dennis Venema's essay on Speciation and Incomplete Lineage Sorting. It is not yet clear to me exactly what significance this would have for a creationist model, but I have some research going that should shed some light on that question. Meanwhile, the gorilla genome paper is open access, so you can read it for yourself:
Scally et al. 2012. Insights into hominid evolution from the gorilla genome sequence. Nature 483:169-175.
In other news, Huang et al. report newly discovered Chinese fossils from Jurassic and Cretaceous sediments showing really large fleas with siphoning mouthparts but no powerful, jumping hindlegs. Interesting stuff, and possibly relevant for understanding the origin of these ectoparasites. Check it out (if you have a Nature subscription):
Huang et al. 2012. Diverse transitional giant fleas from the Mesozoic era of China. Nature 483:201–204.
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