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This undated handout photo provided by Friends of Bonobos shows mother and a baby bonobo in the Congo. Behold the bonobo, our ape cousin that's kinder and gentler than the chimp or, well, us. Now scientists have mapped the bonobo DNA, and some researchers say that may eventually reveal secrets about how the darker side of our nature evolved. Scientists have found that we are as close genetically to the peaceful but little known bonobo as we are to the more violent and better understood chimpanzee. It's as if they are sisters and we are cousins, related to them both equally, sharing some traits with just bonobos and other characteristics with just chimps. (AP Photo/Vanessa Woods, Duke University)

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