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Molecular Decay of Enamel-specific Gene in Toothless Mammals Supports Theory of Evolution
September 3, 2009
Biologists at the University of California, Riverside, report new evidence of evolutionary change recorded in both the fossil record and the genomes (or genetic blueprints) of living organisms, providing fresh support for Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. The researchers were able to correlate the progressive loss of enamel in the fossil record with simultaneous molecular decay of a gene, called the enamelin gene, that is involved in enamel formation in mammals.
University of California, Riverside
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