Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Genetics of Stutter - A Review
I've just found a very nice review of the 'Genetic Bases of Stuttering: The State of the Art, 2011,' written by S.J. Kraft and E. Yairi. This paper is a nice summary of the historical work on the subject, with an up-to-date look at the most recent work. In it, you will find no wooly-headed thinking, no Just-So stories, and no perverse clinging to long-dead 'theories.' Thank God, they stick to science.
I suspect you'd need at least a college biology course to follow the different discussions, but the paper is not written for geneticists, so it is not burdened with too much jargon, and it's not a research paper, so it's not filled with graphs and charts. Give it a try. The link to the full, free version is at the top right of the page.
Get it here.