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A stylized microscopy image of forebrain neural progenitor cells from chimpanzees described in the publication. The image represents the work's potential for offering insights into the evolution of the primate tree of life. Credit: Salk Institute/Carol Marchetto/Ana P.D. Mendes

Revealing the evolution of the brain

Since the split from the last common ancestor of hominins (Homo) and African apes, human brain evolution has been characterized by several waves of...