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Molecular genetics of speech and language disorders.

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In 2001, scientists characterized the first gene to be implicated in the cause of a speech and language disorder (FOXP2). Although FOXP2 was discovered using a unique family in which a severe speech and language disorder segregates in a monogenic fashion, at the time this discovery was heralded as "a milestone in understanding this uniquely human characteristic." Approximately 1 year later, we discuss the impact of this gene discovery on the study of language and review the relevance of this ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, WTC Human Genetics
Journal:
Current opinion in pediatrics
Volume:
14
Issue:
6
Pages:
696-701
Publication date:
2002-12-05
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EISSN:
1531-698X
ISSN:
1040-8703
URN:
uuid:886700d4-54fb-405d-9524-36f48106931a
Source identifiers:
32249
Local pid:
pubs:32249

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