A forkhead-domain gene is mutated in a severe speech and language disorder

  title={A forkhead-domain gene is mutated in a severe speech and language disorder},
  author={C. Lai and S. Fisher and J. Hurst and F. Vargha-Khadem and A. Monaco},
  • C. Lai, S. Fisher, +2 authors A. Monaco
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Individuals affected with developmental disorders of speech and language have substantial difficulty acquiring expressive and/or receptive language in the absence of any profound sensory or neurological impairment and despite adequate intelligence and opportunity. [...] Key Result Here we show that the gene FOXP2, which encodes a putative transcription factor containing a polyglutamine tract and a forkhead DNA-binding domain, is directly disrupted by the translocation breakpoint in CS.Expand Abstract
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