A model for genomic imprinting in the social brain: adults.

@article{beda2011AMF,
  title={A model for genomic imprinting in the social brain: adults.},
  author={Francisco {\'U}beda and Andy Gardner},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={462-75}
}
Genomic imprinting refers to genes that are silenced when inherited via sperm or via egg. The silencing of genes conditional upon their parental origin requires an evolutionary explanation. The most widely accepted theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting-the kinship theory-argues that conflict between maternally inherited and paternally inherited genes over phenotypes with asymmetric effects on matrilineal and patrilineal kin results in self-imposed silencing of one of the copies. This… CONTINUE READING