Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Another Gap Bites the Dust

A research team led by Gregory Wray and David Goldstein of Duke University has discovered the first brain regulatory gene that shows clear evidence of evolution from lower primates to humans. They said the evolution of humans might well have depended in part on hyperactivation of the gene, called prodynorphin (PDYN), that plays critical roles in regulating perception, behavior and memory.


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