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Fossil Embryos Hint at Early Start for Complex Development

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Science  16 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5780, pp. 1587
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5780.1587

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On page 1644 of this issue of Science, an international team of paleontologists says it has isolated hundreds of fossil embryos in 580-million- to 600-million-year-old rocks that resemble those of modern bilaterians such as annelids and mollusks. (Read more.)