Pre-eclampsia: A parent-offspring conflict

  title={Pre-eclampsia: A parent-offspring conflict},
  author={G. Schuiling},
  journal={Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  pages={179 - 182}
  • G. Schuiling
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology
Many people regard the relationship between parents and their offspring, the relationship between a human mother and her child in particular, as the most intimate and harmonious one possible between two individuals. Evolutionary biology, however, holds that the situation is much more complex: in many species, including humans, the relationship between parents and offspring alternates between harmony (cooperation) and conflict. Both co-operation and conflict are common in Nature. Extreme… Expand

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