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The importance of being human

The FOXP2 gene is implicated in the development of human speech and language. A comparison of the human and chimpanzee FOXP2 proteins highlights the differences in function in the two species.

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Dominguez, M., Rakic, P. The importance of being human. Nature 462, 169–170 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462169a

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