What makes us human?

@article{Pollard2009WhatMU,
  title={What makes us human?},
  author={Katherine S. Pollard},
  journal={Scientific American},
  year={2009},
  volume={300 5},
  pages={
          44-9
        }
}
  • K. Pollard
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Art, Medicine
  • Scientific American
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