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Curr Biol. 2015 May 18;25(10):R421-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.031.

Human evolution: enhancing the brain.

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Department of Biology II, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Martinsried, Germany. Electronic address: enard@bio.lmu.de.

Abstract

Humans have tripled their brain size since they split from the chimpanzee lineage. A new paper provides for the first time functional evidence that an enhancer contributed to this expansion by accelerating the cell cycle in neural progenitors.

PMID:
25989083
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.031
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