Writing Project due Tuesday 11/9/10

Writing Project: Part 1: Explain why maternal physiology during pregnancy might tend to reduce the delivery of glucose (and resources in general) to the fetus.

Part 2: Based on what you wrote in part 1), explain why first born children are often smaller at birth than the second or third child.

Good luck!

JA

I will post the reading assignment for next tuesday separately. Check back on thursday.

These are Optional readings:

For additional reading about the effect of sperm on pre-ecclampsia: Male reproductive proteins and reproductive outcomes

Here is a reference on birth order and the size of the infant: Birth Order and Head Size

We talked about Prader-Willi syndrome in class. If you want to read more about that, in terms of evolution read:03PraderWilli

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