Our paper titled “Species-specific maturation profiles of human, chimpanzee and bonobo neural cells” is published at eLife and available for reading. We compared neural progenitor cells of humans and our closest relatives, chimpanzee and bonobo in terms of migration characteristics and maturation potential. Human cells move slower and start maturation slowly but they catch up. Read more at
The paper also got a Eurekalert mention (here) and a Neuroscience News article (here).
This was an enormous amount of work. I would like to thank again Rusty and my co-first authors Carol and Branka for including me in this very fun project; Krishnan and Rijul for their computational wizardry; and all the coauthors for their contributions.