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Human brain evolution holds clues about autism… and vice versa

Starting in 2006, comparative genomic studies have identified small regions of the human genome known as Human Accelerated Regions, or HARs, that diverged relatively rapidly from those of chimpanzees — our closest living relatives — during human evolution. Our genomes contain about 2,700 HAR sequences. And as reported today in Cell, these sequences are often...

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I feel good! How mood influences time management

Most theorists boil human behavior down to a pursuit of pleasure. Yet all of us engage in mundane, even unpleasant activities. It’s called being an adult, right? Happy Monday! But Maxime Taquet, PhD at the Computational Radiology Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital (who by day helps conduct advanced brain imaging in children with neurologic conditions)...

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Fiscal Year 2015 was a year of growth at TIDO. Boston Children’s executed 48 licenses, a 42 percent increase over the prior year, while the total number of executed industry research and license agreements reached 91, an increase of 17 percent over the prior year. The report highlights selected agreements, Technology Development Fund award winners, and some of our technologies available for licensing.

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