Chimps and Humans Are Genetically Prone to War, Study Says – Science & Health –

Of all species in the world, humans and chimpanzees are among the few to coordinate attacks on their own kind.

[A] collaboration of South Korean and American scientists shows, in a new paper published in PLOS Genetics Thursday, that war is in our genes – humans and chimps. Not in other apes. Apparently it’s no coincidence that the chimp is our closest relative: we share about 99 percent of our DNA.

Macaques, for example, and some bonobos – a subspecies of chimp deeply devoted to peaceful sex – lack these genetic variants.

Source: Chimps and Humans Are Genetically Prone to War, New Study Says – Science & Health –

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