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Featured Speaker: Terra Barnes, Ph.D., Post doc, Washington University in St. Louis
Approximately 15% of people who stutter, do so because one of their genes has a mutation. In fact it can be due to a mutation in one of three genes that are involved in lysosomal enzyme sorting.
We wanted to see if "breaking" the same gene in mice, could cause mice to vocalize abnormally. It turns out mice are vocalizing all the time, just in a frequency so high we can't hear. But how do you tell if a mouse is vocalizing abnormally if you don't speak "mouse"?