Medical, ethical and personal dimensions of parent–offspring conflicts

@inproceedings{Crespi2014MedicalEA,
  title={Medical, ethical and personal dimensions of parent–offspring conflicts},
  author={Bernard J Crespi},
  booktitle={Evolution, medicine, and public health},
  year={2014}
}
Among the most fundamental and intimate of human reproductive processes are fetal development and infant care. As first described by Haig [1], genetic conflicts centrally mediate such maternal–offspring interactions, and risks for a broad swath of major medical conditions, including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes and intrauterine growth restriction, appear to substantially involve dysregulation of evolved systems for conflict. In the current article, Haig [2] explains how infant suckling… CONTINUE READING

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