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She, R., Fair, T., et al. Comparative landscape of genetic dependencies in human and chimpanzee stem cellsCell 186, 2977-2994.e23 (2023).



Schmitz, M.T., et alThe development and evolution of inhibitory neurons in primate cerebrumNature 603, 871–877 (2022)


Pollen, A.A. et al. Establishing Cerebral Organoids as Models of Human-Specific Brain Evolution. Cell 176, 743-756 (2019).


Kronenberg Z.N. et al.High-resolution comparative analysis of great ape genomesScience 360, pii: eaar6343 (2018).


Nowakowski T.N. et al.Spatiotemporal gene expression trajectories reveal developmental hierarchies of the human cortex. Science 358, 1318-1323 (2017).


Pollen, A.A. et al. Molecular identity of human outer radial glia during cortical developmentCell 163, 55-67 (2015).


Pollen, A.A. et al. Low-coverage single-cell mRNA sequencing reveals cellular heterogeneity and activated signaling pathways in developing cerebral cortexNature Biotechnology 32, 1053-8 (2014).


McLean C.Y. et al., Human-specific loss of regulatory DNA and the evolution of human-specific traitsNature 471, 216-9 (2011).


Wallace, J.L., Pollen, A.A. Human neuronal maturation comes of age: cellular mechanisms and species differencesNat. Rev. Neurosci. (2023).

Fair, T., and Pollen, A.A. Genetic architecture of human brain evolutionCurrent opinion in neurobiology 80, 102710 (2023).


Pollen, A.A. et al. Human-specific genetics: new tools to explore the molecular and cellular basis of human evolutionNature reviews. Genetics 24, 687-711 (2023).

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