Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 20 May 2016 Do you stutter? The mystery of why some humans are prone to stutter may be solved by... mice. A mutation in a gene called Gnptab is known to be present in some people who stutter. By tinkering with the genetic makeup of laboratory mice, scientists can induce them to produce halting and repetitive vocal patterns akin to human stuttering. Based on their findings involving these tiny test subjects, the researchers hope to answer the age-old question of why humans stutter and develop ways to treat the condition. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Alcohol isn't just hurting your pocket - see what it's doing to your body News Smoking just got a lot pricier - here's the why and how of quitting Lifestyle The purrfect diet for your fat cat Medical When do kids need to go to the orthodontist? Lifestyle 6 solutions to common problems you have with your doctor Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?