Why You Might Want to Keep Your Appendix

Study: It has evolved in 32 different mammals, might protect gut

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 13, 2013 5:46 PM CST

(Newser) – A new study lends weight to the theory that the appendix has been getting a bad rap for centuries. Researchers determined that the organ had evolved independently in at least 32 different mammals, which wouldn't make a lot of evolutionary sense if it served...   Read full story »


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