Scientists Created Stuttering Mice To Help People Who Stutter
When scientists created mice with a gene mutation found in some humans who stutter, they discovered the mice also stuttered.By Mikah Sargent | April 14, 2016
That's the sound of a mouse stuttering, and it could be the key to developing treatments for stuttering in humans.
"When we were presented to my parents for the daily viewing, she'd pinch me so that I'd cry and be handed back to her immediately," said Colin Firth in "The King's Speech."
Although many still believe stuttering is caused by environmental factors — timidity, anxiety, childhood development — scientists now know biological factors are most often the cause. In fact, scientists have been able to find a specific gene mutation in some people who stutter.