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8/10/10: Bonobo Handshake

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Bonobo apes share 98.7% of DNA with humans - but their communities are very different. Females are in charge, war doesn't exist and sex is as common as a handshake. Duke University research scientist Vanessa Woods has written a memoir about her time in the Congo with our endangered cousins, and Tuesday, she joins Doug to explain what she's learned about them and us.

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