Developmental plasticity and human health

@article{Bateson2004DevelopmentalPA,
  title={Developmental plasticity and human health},
  author={Patrick Bateson and David J. P. Barker and Tim H. Clutton‐Brock and Debal Deb and Bruno D'udine and Robert A. Foley and Peter D. Gluckman and Keith M. Godfrey and Tom B. L. Kirkwood and Marta Miraz{\'o}n Lahr and John McNamara and Neil B. Metcalfe and Pat Monaghan and Hamish G. Spencer and Sonia E. Sultan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={430},
  pages={419-421}
}
Many plants and animals are capable of developing in a variety of ways, forming characteristics that are well adapted to the environments in which they are likely to live. In adverse circumstances, for example, small size and slow metabolism can facilitate survival, whereas larger size and more rapid metabolism have advantages for reproductive success when resources are more abundant. Often these characteristics are induced in early life or are even set by cues to which their parents or… 

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