Let me add one thing to what I wrote before:
> From: Robin Hanson <email@example.com>
> says "The last common ancestor of mice and men probably lived 100m
> years ago. Yet according to Dr Venter, the firm's scientists have
> found only 300 genes that people have and mice do not."
How can we reconcile humans having 3 million places they differ while
only having 300 genes that mice don't have? I think it's because in the
latter case they are counting gene analogs. They don't count the genes as
different solely because there is a small variation. So Venter is saying
that there are 300 genes in the human genome that have no corresponding
gene in mice.
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