The Maternal Imprint

Citation:

Richardson, Sarah S. The Maternal Imprint. University of Chicago Press, Forthcoming. Copy at http://j.mp/2oV3DIq

Abstract:

This book is a history of the life of the idea, in the twentieth and twenty-first century biosciences, that a pregnant woman’s health, behavior, and milieu can have intergenerational effects on her descendants. Today, research on maternal effects is emerging as a robust program of study in medicine, public health, psychology, evolutionary biology, and genomics. Tracing a genealogy of ideas about heredity and maternal-fetal effects, The Maternal Imprint offers a critical analysis of conceptual and ethical issues provoked by the striking rise of epigenetics and fetal origins science in postgenomic biology.

Last updated on 11/25/2019