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Intergenerational Effects: How maternal adversity impacts offspring

  1. Zaneta M Thayer  Is a corresponding author
  2. Chlöe A Sweetman
  1. Dartmouth College, United States
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Cite this article as: eLife 2019;8:e51206 doi: 10.7554/eLife.51206
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Early adversity experienced by female baboons can have an impact on their offspring.

When a baboon experiences adversity in its environment (such as predation or a lack of food), there is an impact on its biology (such as its growth and development). Zipple et al. report that when a female baboon experiences adversity early in her life, there can be an impact on the survival of her offspring. Image credit: Chlöe Sweetman (CC BY 4.0)

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