"If biomineralization research seems a trifle esoteric and - dare we say it? - even a little boring when compared to high-profile fields like oncology and genomics, McKee’s passion for the field immediately convinces you otherwise. The formation of bones and teeth are critical to human existence, he explains. In birds and some other animals, the very continuance of the species is dependent on biomineralized eggshells made of calcium drawn directly from the mother’s bones. Clearly still fascinated by his chosen field, McKee is also passionate about the potential clinical breakthroughs he and his colleagues are pursuing. "
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