Fetal origins of developmental plasticity: Animal models of induced life history variation

@article{Horton2005FetalOO,
  title={Fetal origins of developmental plasticity: Animal models of induced life history variation},
  author={Teresa H Horton},
  journal={American Journal of Human Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={17}
}
  • T. Horton
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • American Journal of Human Biology
The interaction of the genetic program with the environment shapes the development of an individual. Accumulating data from animal models indicate that prenatal and early‐postnatal events (collectively called “early‐life events”) can initiate long‐term changes in the expression of the genetic program which persist, or may only become apparent, much later in the individual's life. Researchers working with humans or animal models of human diseases often view the effects of early‐life events… 

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