Accelerated Recruitment of New Brain Development Genes into the Human Genome


How the human brain evolved has attracted tremendous interests for decades. Motivated by case studies of primate-specific genes implicated in brain function, we examined whether or not the young genes, those emerging genome-wide in the lineages specific to the primates or rodents, showed distinct spatial and temporal patterns of transcription compared to… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001179


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