Recent Advances in the Genetics of Vocal Learning.

@article{Condro2014RecentAI,
  title={Recent Advances in the Genetics of Vocal Learning.},
  author={Michael C. Condro and Stephanie A. White},
  journal={Comparative cognition & behavior reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={9},
  pages={
          75-98
        }
}
Language is a complex communicative behavior unique to humans, and its genetic basis is poorly understood. Genes associated with human speech and language disorders provide some insights, originating with the FOXP2 transcription factor, a mutation in which is the source of an inherited form of developmental verbal dyspraxia. Subsequently, targets of FOXP2 regulation have been associated with speech and language disorders, along with other genes. Here, we review these recent findings that… CONTINUE READING

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