Mutations in a gene associated with the language are not specific for human

Researchers at Stony Brook University, Brown and Stanford evaluated the evolution of the FOXP2 gene in hominids, which has been associated with the development of language in humans. While this gene appears to be related to the language, Since mutations in this gene cause alterations in mice and the language it has been observed that it is essential for vocalization, recent work shows that the selective mutation of the gene is much older than previously thought, even lies between the clade of the Neanderthals. Sugiriendo que la mutación de FOXP2 debió ocurrir mucho antes de que este grupo se separara de Homo sapiens, and that language development is much more complex and requires incorporating multiple genes to understand as it happened.