How alike are humans and the great apes- is there a language gene

How alike are humans and the great apes- is there a language gene
Chimpanzees and bonobos are our closest relatives, followed by the other anthropoid apes- gorillas, orangutans and gibbons. There is a difference of less than 1.5% between the 3.2 billion DNA building blocks that form the respective geno types of humans and apes. This difference is 10 times smaller than the between mice and rats and 10 times greater than that between any two unrelated humans. Now that the genomes ohumans and apes, have less to do with the type of gene, than how these genes are regulated and how they influence one another.
f humans and chimpanzees have been decoded, the search is on- So far without much success- for genes that explain characteristics that are uniquely human, Clearly, in the course of evolution, there have been several changes in our genetic make-up that have had major effects on the functioning of whole gene groups. However, the difference between

Is there a language gene

How alike are humans and the great apes- is there a language geneOne of the key abilities that sets human beings apart from the apes is language. A few years ago, scientists discovered a gene that is crucial to the development of speech. People with a mutation of the FOXP2 gene cannot produce a comprehensible sentence. On comparing FOXP2 genes   in humans and apes, researchers founded only two small differences in the DNA sequence, and these result in the formation of slightly different FOXP2 Proteins. These act as genetic switches and affect necessary for speech. This means that the ability to speak does not depend on one single'language gene'.

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