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Maternal experience brings an evolutionary advantage

Using a species of butterfly as an example, researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel have demonstrated how insects adapt their offspring to changing environmental conditions. The ...

dateSep 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Genetic markers for fetal overgrowth syndrome discovered

Humans and cattle share a similar epigenetic fetal overgrowth disorder that occurs more commonly following assisted reproduction procedures. In humans, this disorder is called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), and in cattle ...

dateApr 28, 2015 in Other
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Progeny of old parents have fewer offspring

Reproduction at old age involves risks that may impact one's own life and may impose reduced biological fitness on the offspring. Such evidence, previously obtained in humans and other taxa under laboratory conditions, has ...

dateMar 09, 2015 in Evolution
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