The May 2009 issue of Scientific American features a front-cover article on human genomics authored by Katherine Pollard, PhD, UCSF associate professor of genomics and biostatistics. Pollard, whose primary affiliation is with the Gladstone Institutes, is also a core member of the UCSF Institute for Human Genetics and is affiliated with QB3. The story, titled What Makes Us Human, examines what genomic research is unveiling about the key genetic distinctions between humans and their closest relative, the chimpanzee.

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