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FOXP2 in focus: what can genes tell us about speech and language?

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The human capacity for acquiring speech and language must derive, at least in part, from the genome. In 2001, a study described the first case of a gene, FOXP2, which is thought to be implicated in our ability to acquire spoken language. In the present article, we discuss how this gene was discovered, what it might do, how it relates to other genes, and what it could tell us about the nature of speech and language development. We explain how FOXP2 could, without being specific to the brain or...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
Journal:
TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Volume:
7
Issue:
6
Pages:
257-262
Publication date:
2003-06-05
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ISSN:
1364-6613
URN:
uuid:cfc64c8e-4653-45d9-9761-63f5d07586cc
Source identifiers:
38717
Local pid:
pubs:38717

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