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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Walk Like A (Wo)Man 

I'm late to the game, but I have to point, for those who missed it (and for me who'll want to find it again later), a 5-year old macaque in Israel has, following a sever illness, become exclusively bipedal. Her posture is impressively human. If the zookeepers' idea that this was caused by some brain damage proves correct, the implications for the study of human evolution will be fantastic!!

Brain areas related to bipedalism? What genes may have been turned on or off to make it happen? I cannot wait for further reports.

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