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Genomic remodelling in the primate brain

Nature volume 539, pages 171172 (10 November 2016) | Download Citation

In many mammals, the gene Ostn is expressed in muscles and bones. The discovery that the primate OSTN gene has been repurposed to also act in neurons provides clues to how humans evolved their cognitive abilities. See Article p.242

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  1. Justine Kupferman and Franck Polleux are in the Department of Neuroscience, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA.

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