Human genes are inserted into MONKEY BRAINS causing them to expand in unnerving Planet of the Apes-style experiment | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Human genes are inserted into MONKEY BRAINS causing them to expand in unnerving Planet of the Apes-style experiment

Scientists have inserted a human gene in the brains of monkeys to make them larger and more wrinkled in disconcerting lab experiments.

Experts found the insertion of the gene, called ARHGAP11B, resulted in a larger neocortex in the foetus of a common marmoset.

The neocortex is the deeply grooved outer layer of the brain that is involved with reasoning, language, conscious thought and other important functions.

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