Founder cells shape brain evolution.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Humans have an extraordinarily expanded and complex cerebral cortex, relative to non-human primates. Yet the mechanisms underlying cortical differences across evolution are unclear. A new study by Benito-Kwiecinski et al. employs cerebral organoids derived across great apes to implicate neuroepithelial progenitor shape transitions in human cortical expansion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, J; Silver, DL

Published Date

  • April 15, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 184 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1965 - 1967

PubMed ID

  • 33861961

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4172

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cell.2021.03.045


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States