Their genetic similarity to humans makes chimps great subjects for medical research. But some countries are banning this research because these apelike similarities are a little too close for comfort.
Monkeys, apes and humans make up the primate animal grouping. Here is where we find our closest genetic relatives that exhibit familiar behaviors, including cultural practices, tool use and language acquisition. What separates primates from lower order animals is and what binds us together? Quit monkeying around and take the primate quiz to find out! See more »