SMN Weekly – Gene Regulator That Evolves Brain Found

February 22, 2015 4:18 AM

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By inserting a fragment of human DNA, scientists were able to make their brains develop more fast and grow bigger. The study was published in the journal Current Biology. It suggests that the evolution of gene may be one of the things that distinguish us from our close relatives in the primate world.

Human brains are unique when they are compared with our close genetic relatives such as chimpanzees. Our brains are about three times heavier than those of these animals and are much more complex and interconnected as well. Generally it is expected that these neurological differences are that allowe...

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