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Newly discovered gene may hold clues to evolution of human brain capacity

UCSC scientists have discovered a gene that has undergone accelerated evolutionary change in humans and is active during a critical stage in brain development. The evidence suggests it may even help explain the dramatic expansion of this part of the brain during human evolution. (More)

$4 million outreach grant focuses on Monterey County

The federal government has awarded $4 million to UCSC's Educational Partnership Center to encourage sixth and seventh graders in south Monterey County to prepare for college. (More)