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Nov 17, 2020

Uh-Oh, Scientists Used Human Genes to Make Monkey Brains Bigger

Posted by in category: neuroscience

I did the worm thing so I might as well bring up the monkey thing.


In an experiment that could portend a real-life Planet of the Apes situation, scientists spliced human genes into the fetus of a monkey to substantially increase the size of the primate’s brain. And it worked.

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