A functional genetic link between distinct developmental language disorders by Vernes Sonja C, Newbury Dianne F, Abrahams Brett S, Winchester Laura, Nicod Jérôme, Groszer Matthias, Alarcón Maricela, Oliver Peter L, Davies Kay E, Geschwind Daniel H, Monaco Anthony P, Fisher Simon E in The New England journal of medicine (2008). PubMed

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Rare mutations affecting the FOXP2 transcription factor cause a monogenic speech and language disorder. We hypothesized that neural pathways downstream of FOXP2 influence more common phenotypes, such as specific language impairment.

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