UCSC researchers discover key genes to evolution of brain

Monday, September 4, 2006

Working in collaboration with neuroscientists in France and Belgium, UC Santa Cruz researchers at the Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering have discovered a gene they think may have played a role in the evolution of the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain linked to consciousness. These findings, published in the August 17 edition of the journal Nature, were co-authored by UC Santa Cruz's David Haussler, head of the 50-person CBSE team.

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