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New work done by the University of Washington's Evan Eichler and Franck Polleux at the Scripps Institute shows that when modern human diverged from australopithecines 2.5 million years ago, a single gene made copies of itself and changed the way human brains would develop, reports New Scientist's Sara Reardon.

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