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Language development linked to Foxp2 gene

Social communication and language development may be hereditary and linked to the human genetic// makeup. Researchers of Mount Sinai School of Medicine had found that Foxp2 gene is found in one of the regions of chromosome 7 and is linked to speech disorders, autism, and specific language impa...

Looking at language

...s of subcortical neurodegeneration on syntax and "set-switching" are consistent with widely publicized research indicating that mutations in the human foxp2 gene cause deficits in language and cognition by affecting development of subcortical structures, and that evolution of modern Homo sapiens involved m...

Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder

...tudy. Scientists had previously identified mutations in a gene known as foxp2 as involved in speech disorders in one family. "FOXP2 is the strongest ...family also has mental retardation and other issues," Miranda said. The foxp2 gene is also active in animals such as mice, birds and primates that obviou...
Foxp2 in Biological News

Mouse model provides clues to human language development

...analyzed a mouse model in which parts of the human foxp2 gene were introduced. foxp2 is known to be a key gene for language. Since the ... organs are influenced by a gene in this case the foxp2 gene. "It is rare for a gene to have only one func...

MIT: No easy answers in evolution of human language

...rs have speculated that mutations in a gene called foxp2 might have played a fundamental role in the evolut...s amenable to evolutionary study. And the specific foxp2 connection is based on a whole chain of events, ea...ts more likely, Berwick says, that the role of the foxp2 gene in language is somehow peripheral to the capa...

Red hair and freckles...

...als, they have made some new and astonishing discoveries. Just last week, the Leipzig scientists published their discovery of the human variant of the foxp2 gene in our nearest relatives. And they have now revealed another interesting detail: at least one percent of the Neanderthals in Europe may have had ...
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