Study finds striking differences in the brains of modern humans and Neanderthals

Neanderthals have long been portrayed as our dumb, rogue cousins. Now, groundbreaking research has – without confirming the stereotype – revealed striking differences in the brain development of modern humans and Neanderthals. The study involved inserting a Neanderthal brain gene into mice, ferrets and “mini-brain” structures called organoids, grown in the lab from human stem …

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