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2009-11-11 14:45:00

If humans are genetically related to chimps, why did our brains develop the innate ability for language and speech while theirs did not?

2009-06-24 08:42:16

Scientists of the German Mouse Clinic at Helmholtz Zentrum München have generated and analyzed a mouse model in which parts of the human Foxp2 gene were introduced. Foxp2 is known to be a key gene for language.

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2009-05-29 06:00:00

German researchers have given mice the so-called “language gene” in an effort to understand the evolution of language.

2008-12-01 08:55:00

New research suggests different types of language disorders may be genetically linked.

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2008-02-17 18:04:14

The evolution of human speech was far more complex than is implied by some recent attempts to link it to a specific gene, says Robert Berwick, professor of computational linguistics at MIT.

2005-08-31 18:36:54

The first comprehensive comparison of the genetic blueprints of humans and chimpanzees shows our closest living relatives share perfect identity with 96 percent of our DNA sequence, an international research consortium reported today.

2005-06-21 22:05:00

The Foxp2 gene plays an essential role in the development of social communication, according to a study led by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.