The study of history and genetic evolution is a very complicated and drawn out process. Over the past decade major steps forward have been achieved and this week the world has learned that yet another major breakthrough has been achieved.
The information came as part of a scientific publication, and according to the researchers behind the information it really is a major step forward. The research was conducted on a bonobo species of primate which is apparently the most similar to humans. Through a series of tests and genetic investigations researchers have successfully managed to map the entire genetic DNA structure of the bonobo ape which gives us some serious insight into how evolution may have occurred.
This is great news for everyone because, even though it might not directly relate to human genetics, it does give researchers an inside look into how the human DNA structure was likely formed originally. Genetic evolution is part of what drives diseases and cancer and by systematically turning back the clock researchers can begin to breakdown what exactly might have changed.
It will likely be many many years before anything material comes of this research, but it is still absolutely amazing news that we have managed to achieve this. Researchers have been trying to get an inside look at what human DNA once was and this might just provide the information they’ve been looking for for so long.