BOSTON, Oct. 4 - Words, especially subtle differences in vocally uttered sounds and the shared meanings associated with them, are one of the things that set humans apart. But according to Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, language as we know it today may be a relatively new evolutionary wrinkle.

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