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  • Mar 08, 2012
  • 09:39 AM

A Bird's Song May Teach Us About Human Speech Disorders

The song of a small bird is providing valuable insights into human speech and speech disorders. Scientists have now discovered that some 2,000 genes in a brain region of a male bird called the zebra finch are significantly linked to singing. More than 1,500 of these genes in a critical part of the bird's song circuitry are reported for the first time.

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