November 26, 2012

Newly Evolved Gene Changed Human Brain?

John Timmer, Ars Technica


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The completion of human and primate genome sequences (including some close, extinct relatives) reveals a great deal about the evolutionary innovations behind modern humans. All indications are a large collection of relatively subtle genetic changes added up to considerable differences in our brains and anatomy.

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TAGGED: Micro RNA, Brain, Human Evolution

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