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Teeth in double trouble

Almost all vertebrates have teeth of some sort. But where, in developmental terms, do teeth come from? Results drawn from experimental embryology provide an illuminating perspective on this contentious question.

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Koentges, G. Teeth in double trouble. Nature 455, 747–748 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/455747a

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