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ACTING SELFISH? BLAME YOUR MOTHER September 11, 2010

The fact that our female ancestors dispersed more than our male ancestors can lead to conflicts within the brain that influence our social behaviour, new research reveals.

Scientists from Oxford University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville examined the impact that genes ‘knowing’ which parent they come from – a process called ‘genomic imprinting’ – has on how selfish or altruistic they want their carriers to be. (more…)

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