Reproductive conflict

Next weeks topic is Genomic Imprinting and Conflict, which relies heavily on insights of David Haig, an evolutionary theorist from Harvard.

Please read the following carefully before class!
1) Haig D. Genetic Conflicts in Pregnancy. Quarterly Review of biology. Volume 68(4). Dec 1993, 495-532:

Genetic conflicts in human pregnancy

2) Ness and Grainger  Male remale reproductive proteins and reproductive outcomes.

Writing assignment:

Why do genes from mothers and genes from fathers have different effects when expressed in the placenta or fetus?

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