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'Dissecting' scan data

Image   •   Oct 17, 2016 16:00 BST

Remember dropping your milk teeth? In your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow disappeared. In a paper published in Nature, a team of researchers apply synchrotron x-ray tomography to a tiny jawbone of a 424 million year old fossil fish in order to illuminate the origin of this strange system of tooth replacement.
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