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Evolution: lab-grown 'mini brains' suggest one mutation might have rewired the human mind

By Itzia Ferrer, Postgraduate researcher in Translational Neurogenetics, Lund University
Per Brattås, Postgraduate Researcher in Clinical Genomics, Lund University
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How we humans became what we are today is a question that scientists have been trying to answer for a long time. How did we evolve such advanced cognitive abilities, giving rise to complex language, poetry and rocket science? In what way is the modern human brain different from those of our closest evolutionary relatives, such as Neanderthals and Denisovans?

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