Coordinating the human looks

Cell. 2015 Sep 24;163(1):24-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.09.010.


Prescott et al. take a step forward in studying primate morphological evolution by a cellular anthropology approach. Through epigenomic profiling of in-vitro-derived cells, the authors identify and characterize candidate cis-regulatory elements underlying divergence in facial morphology between human and chimp, shedding new light on what makes us (look) human.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Epigenomics / methods*
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Genetic Enhancement*
  • Humans
  • Neural Crest / cytology*
  • Pan troglodytes / genetics*