‘Missing Link’ Gene Discovered

It is a question that has long puzzled scientists. What made our ancestors break away from apes and advance so dramatically?

Now researchers believe they may have explained the missing link – a duplicated gene.

Researchers believe that a copy of gene SRGAP2, which appeared in ‘ape men’ around 2.5million years ago, helped our brain cells move faster and make more connections – enabling the brain to become more complex.

 

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