Day 158 (7q31.1-7q31.2): a mutation in FOXP2 that helped us speak

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Day 158 has 22 protein-coding genes (browser view) including FOXP2 (forkhead box protein 2).

FOXP2 was discovered by studying a family with a genetic disorder that prevented them from speaking clearly. Intriguingly, it probably played a major role in human evolution and our development of speech.

Click here to see all 8386630 letters of Day 158 with FOXP2 underlined.

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