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Tooth Development and Weaning in Chimpanzees Not as Closely Related as Once Thought

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Jan. 28, 2013 — For more than two decades, scientists have relied on studies that linked juvenile primate tooth development with their weaning as a rough proxy for understanding similar developmental landmarks in the evolution of early humans. New research from Harvard, however, is challenging those conclusions by showing that tooth development and weaning aren't as closely related as previously thought, according to Science Daily.

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