Vervet Monkey (image) Purdue University Share Print E-Mail Caption Studying vervet monkeys can help scientists understand human biology. Vervet monkeys share more than 90% of their DNA with humans, and display conditions more familiar in humans than in other animals, including anxiety and hypertension. Credit Purdue University photo/Brandi Wren Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.