Retooling spare parts: Gene duplication and cognition

Center for Autism Research and Treatment and the Program in Neurobehavioral Genetics, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Nature Neuroscience (Impact Factor: 16.1). 01/2013; 16(1):6-8. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3292
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Two new studies provide experimental evidence of how ancient genomic duplications of synaptic genes provided the substrate for diversification that ultimately expanded vertebrate cognitive complexity.

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