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Why species such as humans and orangutans have very different looking teeth? The explanation lies in the hardest part of the mammalian body. Starting from a model that is used to simulate snowflake formation, researchers have now built a new model that instead of ice, mimics the formation of enamel matrix.
Snowflakes inform scientists how tooth enamel is formed | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

The new model can be used to investigate both evolutionary species differences, and medical defects in enamel formation.