The timing of our tooth growth is an evolutionary relic

  • Author: Christopher Dean, Tim Cole
  • Published: Jul 16, 2014 - From issue: Volume 11 Issue 3 (July 2014)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2014.00749.x

Our teeth grow quickly, then slowly, then speed up again. But the rate of growth has not kept pace with our evolutionary history. Christopher Dean and Tim Cole find a fascinating link that sheds light on how humans diverged from apes.

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