Brain Evolution - "sticky" cells?

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Brain Evolution - "sticky" cells?

Postby Timothy Chase » Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:17 am

Ann Gilbert brought to the attention of panthsci a new story about how the human brain shows some surprising differences when compared to other primates:

DNA trail points to human brain evolution
12:01 11 October 2006
NewScientist.com news service
Roxanne Khamsi
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns? ... news_rss20

NewScientist wrote:The human brain may have evolved beyond that of our primate cousins because our brain cells are better at sticking in place, researchers say.

A new study comparing the genomes of humans, chimps, monkeys and mice found an unexpectedly high degree of genetic difference in the human DNA regions that influence nerve cell adhesion, compared with the DNA of the other animals.
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