‘Language gene’ more active in young girls

| February 20, 2013 |

The following is an excerpt.

Despite recent progress toward sexual equality, it’s still a man’s world in many ways. But numerous studies show that when it comes to language, girls start off with better skills than boys. Now, scientists studying a gene linked to the evolution of vocalizations and language have for the first time found clear sex differences in its activity in both rodents and humans, with the gene making more of its protein in girls. But some researchers caution against drawing too many conclusions about the gene’s role in human and animal communication from this study.

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