NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Certain genes are differentially expressed in human brains as compared to those of other primates, a new study has found. They include genes that are involved in the synthesis of a neurotransmitter with a role in cognition and behavior.

Although the human brain is larger than that of other primate and has more neuronal cells, this alone doesn't account for functional and organization differences between brains of people and their nearest relatives.

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