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How Mammalian Moms and Babies Choose Sides
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 11, 2017
A survey of 11 species confirms that mothers prefer to keep their offspring to one side of their bodies, but that their offspring tend to approach them from the opposite side.
Birds Warn Unborn Chicks About Warmer Weather
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Zebra finches sing a special song that appears to help their offspring better adapt to a hotter climate, according to a study.
Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2014
Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2014
Older fathers may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.
That New Baby Smell
Abby Olena | Sep 25, 2013
New moms’ brains show a stronger response to infant body odor than do the brains of women who aren’t mothers.
Boys May Shorten a Mother’s Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013
Women living in the 17th to 19th centuries had a slightly lower life expectancy if they gave birth to multiple sons, rather than to daughters.
Mums Tell Dads to Care
Dan Cossins | Jan 8, 2013
Mouse mothers emit ultrasound vocalizations and odor cues to stimulate otherwise uninterested fathers to provide parental care to their pups.
In Times of Trouble
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012
Scientists share their experiences weathering extremely stressful events without letting their careers get completely derailed.
The Ups and Downs of Fatherhood
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 13, 2011
Caring for a child can suppress testosterone levels in men.