Chinese Scientists Have Put Human Brain Genes in Monkeys–And Yes, They May Be Smarter

April 12, 2019

(MIT Technology Review) – According to their findings, the modified monkeys did better on a memory test involving colors and block pictures, and their brains also took longer to develop—as those of human children do. There wasn’t a difference in brain size. The experiments, described on March 27 in a Beijing journal, National Science Review, and first reported by Chinese media, remain far from pinpointing the secrets of the human mind or leading to an uprising of brainy primates.

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