Neander-Brains

Svante Pääbo, director of the genetics department at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and his team are genetically engineering brain organoids that contain Neanderthal DNA in an attempt to understand how humans differ from Neanderthals, The Guardian reports.

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