I’ve hit the big time! I’m referenced in an AiG Publication: Nelson CW (2004) Human/chimp DNA similarity continues to decrease: counting indels. TJ 18(2):37-40.
Although these results are interesting, there has been debate over whether or not indels should be included in sequence divergence estimates. For example, a mutation called a translocation can occur, in which a segment of DNA breaks off from one chromosome and is inserted in another. The original Britten study discussed such rearrangement events briefly and found them to be frequent. Due to the fact that indel differences were defined as —the full length of the gaps’ in the genomes, the estimates would not be able to consider this kind of mutational change easily.14 New research will hopefully aid in the understanding of changes in genome organization, and give clues as to how these changes can be included in estimates of human/chimp similarity.
I’m reference number 14, and I’m in the acknowledgements as well.
Now I’m a somebody!