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Genomic remodelling in the primate brain

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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Kupferman, J., Polleux, F. Genomic remodelling in the primate brain. Nature 539, 171–172 (2016).

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