Study examines how mammal backbones changed during evolution

Harvard scientists are using the fossil record and a close examination of the vertebrae of thousands of modern animals to understand how and when specialized regions in the spines of mammals developed.

Peter Reuell
Oct. 19, 2018 | harvard

~5 mins   

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