Genomic imprinting and kinship: how good is the evidence?

  title={Genomic imprinting and kinship: how good is the evidence?},
  author={David Haig},
  journal={Annual review of genetics},
  • David Haig
  • Published 2004 in Annual review of genetics
The kinship theory of genomic imprinting proposes that parent-specific gene expression evolves at a locus because a gene's level of expression in one individual has fitness effects on other individuals who have different probabilities of carrying the maternal and paternal alleles of the individual in which the gene is expressed. Therefore, natural selection favors different levels of expression depending on an allele's sex-of-origin in the previous generation. This review considers the strength… CONTINUE READING
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