There is a difference of only one amino acid in one chain of the hemoglobin of humans and gorillas. What might have caused this difference?

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Humans and gorillas are descended from a common ancestor. Because there is only one difference in amino acids in the hemoglobin of present day humans and gorillas, it is likely that the...

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