This gene modulates the "migration of neurons", it is presumably one of a class of genes that determines the very structure of the human brain. Alter these genes, alter that which makes a human.
Less wonderful if it becomes part of a prenatal profile that may lead to abortions. This is a future we knew was coming.
BBC NEWS | Health | Scientists discover dyslexia gene
Up to a fifth of dyslexia cases could be caused by a faulty version of a gene called DCDC2, scientists believe.
In the mutant form, DCDC2 leads to a disruption in the formation of brain circuits that make it possible to read, say the Yale team.
Their finding could lead to earlier diagnosis of dyslexia, meaning educational programmes for dyslexic children could be started earlier.
The work is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The gene is located on chromosome six and Dr Jeffrey Gruen and his team at Yale School of Medicine believe it causes as many as 20% of dyslexia cases.
Dyslexia covers a range of types of learning difficulty where someone of normal intelligence has persistent and significant problems with reading, writing, spelling.
Up to six million Britons are believed to have dyslexia - 4% of the population is severely dyslexic and a further 6% have limited problems.
Other genes have already been linked to dyslexia.
... Dr Gruen said; "The gene itself is expressed in reading centres of the brain where it modulates migration of neurons. This very architecture of brain circuitry is necessary for normal reading...