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Curr Biol. 2019 Jan 21;29(2):R65-R67. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.047.

Human Genetics: The Evolving Story of FOXP2.

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Language and Genetics Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Electronic address: simon.fisher@mpi.nl.

Abstract

FOXP2 mutations cause a speech and language disorder, raising interest in potential roles of this gene in human evolution. A new study re-evaluates genomic variation at the human FOXP2 locus but finds no evidence of recent adaptive evolution.

PMID:
30668952
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.047

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