Watching Ancient Hominins Giving Birth

Using bones and computers to figure out why human birth is so difficult — and what to do about it

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Jan 16 · 5 min read
This digital model of a human pelvis and birth canal is one of many such models that Natalie Laudicina uses to study the evolution of birth among primates. Photo: Anna Goldfield

By Anna Goldfield

The movies that Natalie Laudicina makes use the same software that helped create some of the biggest blockbuster hits of the last decade, but her movies won’t be coming to a theater near you…

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