Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Sarich, Vincent M.

US molecular bioanthropologist at Stanford and UC Berkeley; in the 1960s, he employed the microcomplement fixation technique to show that humans and apes are very closely related. He calibrated a serum albumin molecular clock, which suggested that the last common ancestor of hominids and pongids was much more recent than was then accepted. This work revolutionized paleontological models concerning where and when to look for fossil hominids. He co-authored the concept that bonobos are human’ closest living relative. Co-author (with F. Miele) of Race: The Reality of Human Differences (2004).

See A. C. Wilson and relative rate test.

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