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Science  11 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5677, pp. 1601-1602
DOI: 10.1126/science.1098610

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The Birth of the Mind How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought. by Gary Marcus. Basic Books, New York, 2004. 288 pp. $26, C$36.95, £19.99. ISBN 0-465-04405-0.

Marcus argues that a small number of genes underlie the emergence of the complex brain structure and mental capabilities of humans.