Richard Durbin of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute was interviewed by the BBC on his latest research in 2012.
Initial comparisons confirm that chimpanzees are our closest relatives, sharing 99% of our DNA. Gorillas come a close second with 98%, and orangutans third with a 97% share.
That reflects the evolutionary history of apes. Genome comparison indicates that the human lineage separated from orangutans 14 million years ago, gorillas 10 million years ago, and chimps 6 million years ago.
That order of events is not a surprise, but the dates are earlier than many scientists had thought.
So 100% of those surveted would know that Michelle shares much of the same genome of gorilla's but she is not unique as we all share that trait.