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"Is the 4% number still correct or do we now have to say 1.3%?"

Both are incorrect simply comparing the difference in the total numbers of base pairs:

The chimp genome is much longer than the human genome. Humans have forty-six chromosomes, while chimps have forty-eight. According to the latest data, there are 3,096,649,726 base pairs in the human genome and 3,309,577,922 base pairs in the chimpanzee genome. This amounts to a 6.4% difference.[vii] The 98% similarity claim fails on this basis alone.

So the difference must be larger than 6%. Two scientists, one evolutionist in London and a creationist scientist have come up with numbers of approximately 15% difference.

"There is a large community of bio-chemists that can, and if they see fit they will. Scientists love blasting their colleagues if they are being stupid. It can get pretty ruthless. That's why scientists hedge, and are very cautious."
That helps to make the point that secular scientists are hesitant to publish something like this. As you said, the geological ages are rock solid (to most scientists). So are evolutionary timeframes. Publishing something and publicizing this information causes real trouble for evolutionists. The biological rates don't support the timeframes required to evolve humans with such differences in base pairs.
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