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FOXP2 Gene

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FOXP2 is a gene associated with autism and language disorders.
Transcript:
Lai and colleagues (2001) identified forkhead box P2 (FOXP2) as a causal gene for a severe speech and language disorder in a three-generation pedigree. Because language impairments are a hallmark of autism, the gene has been examined as a potential cause of the disorder. Results from two independent family studies, however, failed to find an association between FOXP2 and autism.
Keywords:
autism, gene lai, language, inheritance, foxp2, speech
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