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Jeffrey Tomkins is a "research associate" at the Institute for Creation Research. He has a PhD in genetics and master's degree in plant sciences from Clemson University and the University of Idaho respectively.
His research for the ICR tends to be genetics related, and concentrated in 2011 on the genetic similarity between humans and chimpanzees. He made much of his research's apparent discovery that the similarity between humans and chimps was 'merely' 86-89%. In 2012 his ICR News article on the sequencing of the Gorilla genome, Gorilla Genome Is Bad News for Evolution, was attacked on Pharyngula as failing to understand the science.
His latest project is apparently on the "concept of genetic diversity in biological adaptation."
- Brian Thomas
- John D. Morris
- His Answers Research Journal articles:
- How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees
- Response to Comments on “How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees”
- Genome-Wide DNA Alignment Similarity (Identity) for 40,000 Chimpanzee DNA Sequences Queried against the Human Genome is 86–89%