Programmed to be human?

Korade Z, Mirnics K
Neuron. 2014 81 (2): 224-6

PMID: 24462090 · PMCID: PMC3950304 · DOI:10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.006

Pletikos et al. (2014) demonstrate in this issue of Neuron that the human neocortex has an "hourglass" temporal gene expression pattern with robust and dynamic transcriptome differences during the prenatal and adolescent/adult periods. Similar changes are not observed in the nonhuman primate-is this what makes us human?

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Animals Female Functional Laterality Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental Humans Male Neocortex Nerve Tissue Proteins

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