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Science  10 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5924, pp. 181-182
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168303

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Freaks of Nature. What Anomalies Tell Us About Development and Evolution / And What They Tell Us About Development and Evolution. By Mark S. Blumberg. Oxford University Press, New York, 2009. 340 pp. $22.95. ISBN 9780195322828. Oxford. 352 pp. £12.99. ISBN 9780199213054.

Blumberg presents examples of aberrant individuals as an underappreciated perspective on developmental and evolutionary processes.