Evolution can explain how mammalian babies control their own destiny. Filming permission: King's College Cambridge
Professor Barry Keverne is a behavioural neuroscientist.
Maternal care is a unique characteristic in mammals, and Professor Keverene takes a Darwinian approach in trying to understand this, examining the selection pressures and mechanisms that could have brought this about.
He explains how two genomes, both foetal and maternal, have co-adapted in one individual - the mother.
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