Maternal depression and child behaviours: sex-dependent mediation by glucocorticoid receptor gene methylation in a longitudinal study from pregnancy to age 5 years

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Hill, Jonathan; Wright, Nicola; Pickles, Andrew; Quinn, John; Sharp, Helen; Murgatroyd, Chris;

Background: Evolutionary hypotheses predict that male fetuses are more vulnerable to poor maternal conditions than females (Sex-biased Maternal Investment), but that the adaptive female fetus, with a more responsive hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, is put at l... View more
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