Brain Evolution: Subtle genetic differences separate us from primates

News   Nov 27, 2017 | By Bill Hathaway for Yale University

 
Small Genetic Differences Among Species Mark Human Brain Evolution

The neurons expressing dopamine-producing enzymes are found in human neocortex, but not in same brain region of chimpanzee or gorilla. Yale.

 
 
 

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