DNA segment behind large human brains identified

February 21, 2015 1:21 PM

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Scientists have found the DNA segment responsible for making human brains bigger than the brains of other non-human primates such as Chimpanzees.

Human brains are markedly different from the brains of other primates as they are much bigger and comprise higher number of neurons with dense connectivity which brings about the emotional and intellectual cognition we are known for. The difference is present despite the fact that humans and chimpan...

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