Mice teeth key to the evolutionary history of mammals

Clues found in mice teeth have helped scientists recreate evolutionary history.

Researchers were able to reproduce gradual changes in the shape of the teeth - the same changes as seen in fossils over time - by adding small amounts of a mutant gene protein to the molars of mutant mice.

The findings, published in the journal Nature earlier this year, could make it easier to trace how mammals have evolved.

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