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The bones located in the middle of a person’s ear might be the smallest in the entire human body, but they could hold big clues regarding evolution and the development of modern-day men and women, according to research published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
Researchers at King's College London have uncovered how the human ear is formed, giving clues as to why children are susceptible to infections such as glue ear.
Fossil from China suggests mammalian ear of monotremes evolved separately from that of marsupials and placentals.
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