Scientists Discover the 'Speech Gene'

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Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to human kind. They can even speak a crude kind of language. Now researchers have discovered genetic clues that explain how humans can do what no other animal can. It's all about a gene called FOXP2.  Nicholas Wade reports the story in today's New York Times.

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Guest:
Nicholas Wade - New York Times

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Warren Olney

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Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal