Understanding Language from a Genomic Perspective.

  title={Understanding Language from a Genomic Perspective.},
  author={Sarah A. Graham and Simon E. Fisher},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
Language is a defining characteristic of the human species, but its foundations remain mysterious. Heritable disorders offer a gateway into biological underpinnings, as illustrated by the discovery that FOXP2 disruptions cause a rare form of speech and language impairment. The genetic architecture underlying language-related disorders is complex, and although some progress has been made, it has proved challenging to pinpoint additional relevant genes with confidence. Next-generation sequencing… CONTINUE READING