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Svante Pääbo

Svante Pääbo, biologist, specializing in evolutionary genetics, born in 1955 in Stockholm, Sweden, PhD from Uppsala University in 1986, since 1997 director of the Department of Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology[?] in Leipzig, Germany.

Personal homepage, http://www.eva.mpg.de/~paabo/

Svante's department in August 2002 published findings about the "language gene", FOXP2, which is unique to humans and lacking or damaged in some individuals with language disabilities.

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