Human genetics: The evolving story of FOXP2
Fisher, S. E.
Human genetics: The evolving story of FOXP2. Current Biology, 29
(2), R65-R67. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.11.047.
FOXP2 mutations cause a speech and language disorder, raising interest in potential roles of this gene in human evolution. A new study re-evaluates genomic variation at the human FOXP2 locus but finds no evidence of recent adaptive evolution.