Human Genetics: The Evolving Story of FOXP2.

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CARTA-Inspired Publication
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Fisher, SE
Year of Publication: 2019
Journal: Curr Biol
Volume: 29
Issue: 2
Pagination: R65-R67
Date Published: 01/2019
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1879-0445

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.

DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.047
Alternate Journal: Curr. Biol.