Scientists show how a gene duplication helped our brains become 'human'

ScienceDaily (May 3, 2012) A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has shown that an extra copy of a brain-development gene, which appeared in our ancestors' genomes about 2.4 million years ago, allowed maturing neurons to migrate farther and develop more connections. Full Story »

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