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Scientists make bigger monkey brains using human genes

November 19, 2020
What could go wrong? Scientists made monkey brains double in size by splicing them with human genes in a “Planet of the Apes”-style experiment. During the study, Japanese and German researchers injected a gene called ARHGAP11B — which directs stem cells in the human brain — into the dark matter of marmoset fetuses, according to

Newly discovered monkey species, Popa langur, faces extinction

November 16, 2020
A newly discovered monkey with stunning fluffy gray hair is already facing extinction — just two years after scientists first laid eyes on the species, reports said Monday. The Popa langur, found in Myanmar, will likely be listed as critically endangered this week after researchers published a paper about its discovery and how the primate