New study reveals evolution at work: Analyses elucidate a part of the brain particular to primates

New research reveals some very unique evolutionary innovations in the primate brain. Scientists described the role of microRNAs — so named because they contain only 22 nucleotides — in a portion of the brain called the outer subventricular zone. These microRNAs belong to a special category of noncoding genes, which prevent the formation of proteins.
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