Genes On The Brain

Genetic scientists have identified one of the most rapidly-evolving chunks of DNA in the human genome, and they believe that it may be the piece of code that influences our ability to perform complex thoughts. The gene expresses only in the cortical region of the brain, and does so during a critical period of embryonic development. Its exact function is as yet unknown, but when you’re trying to uncover a secret it always helps to know whereabouts you should be looking.