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Curr Biol. 2007 Nov 6;17(21):R917-9.

Human Evolution: Neandertal gene speaks out.

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  • 1Department of Anthropology, Campus Box 1114, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130, USA. trinkaus@artsci.wustl.edu

Abstract

An analysis of Neandertal DNA indicates that they shared with living humans a form of the FOXP2 gene, the absence of which impairs speech and cognitive processing related to human language.

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