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How Your Body Knows Left From Right

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Channel: It's Okay To Be Smart
Categories: Biology   |   Psychology   |   Science  
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This is part 3 of 3 in my series about how our bodies evolved to look like they do. Check out the others:
Part 1 - Why your brain is in your head
Part 2 - Consider the upside-down lobster

More info:

Left-Right asymmetry in embryonic development:

Development ofthe asymmetric human:

Role of cilia and fluid flow:

Situs inversus:


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