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Brainy Babies and Risky Births for Neandertals

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Science  12 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5895, pp. 1429
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5895.1429

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A new study of a rare Neandertal newborn and two infants shows that our closest relatives were born with brains as large as ours and that those brains grew rapidly during the first few years of life.