ITHACA, N.Y. -- A team of Cornell University neurobiologists has modeled key milestones in brain development across nine mammalian species, from hamsters to humans. They have, for example, pinpointed the date after conception when the cells that make up the retina of the eye are formed. The neurobiologists found pretty much what they expected -- an evolutionarily conserved pattern of sequence and timing. But they also found a few curious exceptions, such as the discovery that the human brain is relatively developed at birth.
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