Don't you think they are looking alikely CUTE?
What makes us Different? by Michael D. Lemonick and Andrea Dorfman in TIME says, "Chimpamzees share roughly 98% to 99% identical to humans at the genetic level. When it comes to DNA, a human is closer to a chimp than a mouse to a rat"(46-47).
The Puzzling Origins of AIDS by Jim Moore in American Scientist, Vol 92 says, "Most recent work has shown that the closest relative of the primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) is another simian immunodeficiency virus, one carried by chimpanzees (SIVcpz)." SIVcpz cross over into humans and become pathogenic. Surprisingly, SIV is harmless to its hosts (chimpanzees) when HIV causes AIDS in human.
I read Jim Moore's article about AIDS origins a while ago and just finished reading about "what make us different?".
My "un-expert non-scientist" mind happen to assume that maybe we can find the answers for AIDS in those differences of 1- 2% genes and find the cure for AIDS. Do you guys think it might be possible?