The draft genome of the chimpanzee will be released today at Nature (some stuff is public access). Apparently there are some very interesting differences in the Y-chromosome relative to humans. Also some quantification of repetitive elements, essentially genetic parasites which make up about a third of the human genome. Some families of these little snippets have done very well indeed, specifically in humans. More later when I've done the reading-- wow, the Nature table of contents is full of goodies!
In the meantime check out Carl Zimmer as usual at the Loom, and Monsters and Critics .