KIAA0319 – A New Candidate Gene For Language

The current issue of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders has published an open access paper announcing the discovery of a new candidate gene linked to language, KIAA0319. The paper is titled, "Convergent genetic linkage and associations to language, speech and reading measures in families of probands with Specific Language Impairment." The gene sits on short... Continue Reading →

Mice With Humanized FOXP2 Have Longer Neurons, Vocalize Differently…

FOXP2 is one of my favorite genes. I studied it extensively while getting my Master's degree and wrote about it several times on Anthropology.net. For those that do not know much about it, I'll quickly introduce it. FOXP2 is a transcription factor gene, which means it controls the expression and regulation of many other genes.... Continue Reading →

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