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How human brain development diverged from great apes

Cell atlas of great ape forebrain development illuminates dynamic gene-regulatory features that are unique to humans

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, present new insights into the development of the human brain and differences in this process compared to other great apes. The study reveals features of brain development that are unique to humans, and outlines how these processes have diverged from those in other primates.

© Enrique Guisado Triay