Science Daily: Genetic ‘switches’ behind human brain evolution

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of our brains and, in some cases, set the stage for several brain disorders that appear later in life. (January 11, 2018)

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