The Imprinted Brain
How Genes Set the Balance Between Autism and PsychosiseBook - 2009
The Imprinted Brain sets out a radical new theory of the mind and mental illness based on the recent discovery of genomic imprinting. Imprinted genes are those from one parent that, in that parent's interest, are expressed in an offspring rather than the diametrically opposed genes from the other parent. For example, a higher birth weight may represent the dominance of the father's genes in leading to a healthy child, whereas a lower birth weight is beneficial to the mother's immediate wellbeing, and the imprint of the mother's genes will result in a smaller baby. According to this view, a win.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations