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Gene which sparked human brain leap found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

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Scientists have identified the gene which may have driven the crucial step in evolution where man learned to talk.

By duplicating itself two and a half million years ago the gene could have given early human brains the power of speech and invention, leaving cousins such as chimpanzees behind.

The gene, known as SRGAP2, helps control the development of the neocortex – the part of the brain responsible for higher functions like language and conscious thought.

http://www.telegraph...identified.html

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#2    Ashyne

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

"Sorry, we cannot find the page you are looking for."


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

I found the article.  I searched on the Telegraph home page.
http://www.telegraph...identified.html

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#4    marcos anthony toledo

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

Yes Telegraph home page tape news then science to connect to the article.


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#6    Troublehalf

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 06:15 AM

http://www.telegraph...identified.html






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