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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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    Dean, M. C. and Cole, T. J. (2013) Human life history evolution explains dissociation between the timing of tooth eruption and peak rates of root growth. PLoS ONE, 8, e54534.
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    Cole, T. J., Donaldson, M. D. and Ben-Shlomo, Y. (2010) SITAR – a useful instrument for growth curve analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39, 15581566.
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    Moxham B.J. and Berkovitz, B. K. B. (1974) The effects of root transection on unimpeded eruption rate of the rabbit mandibular incisor. Archives of Oral Biology, 19, 903908.