Brain evolution: microcephaly genes weigh in

Stephen H Montgomery, Nicholas I Mundy

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The role of microcephaly genes in normal variation in human brain size has been controversial. New studies show that a link does exist and imply sex-specificity in microcephaly gene action during neurogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R244-6
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2010


  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Brain/growth & development
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental/physiology
  • Humans
  • Microcephaly/genetics
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics
  • Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide


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