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Genetic conflicts in human pregnancy

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJune 28, 2006 11:44 AM


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In the long winded post below I referred to genetic conflicts in pregnancy. If you are curious about this, I highly recommend Mother Nature by Sarah Hrdy. Though the topic is placed in the context of female evolution (of our species) in general, it gets a thorough treatment. If you are interested in the technical literature, I recommend this review, Genetic Conflicts in Pregnancy by David Haig. Since it is a review, it is less analytical and formal than much of Haig's work, so it reads easily. You can get the pdf on Haig's website.

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