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Does (brain) size matter?

Posted by on October 30th, 2015

Chris Puhl and Rebecca McIntosh   As a part of a team of students from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, Kings College London we commissioned and edited an issue of The Biochemical Society’s magazine, The Biochemist. The issue is entitled ‘What makes us human’ and is a discussion of the evolutionary steps that lead to[…]

On a quest to understand what has made us human – A special edition of The Biochemist

Posted by on October 27th, 2015

As developmental biologists, we are fascinated by the ability of an organism to become, from a single fertilised egg, a fully functional individual. However, as human beings we are equally curious about how the Homo sapiens species arose and became different to all other animals on the planet. As a group of students from the Centre for[…]