Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk

Modern mothers, whether they be human or mouse, might be forgiven for envying marsupial mamas. Rather than enduring a long pregnancy and the birth of a relatively well-developed—and comparatively large—baby, kangaroos, wallabies and their ilk blithely pop out offspring after pregnancies measured in days rather than months.

Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk

Modern mothers, whether they be human or mouse, might be forgiven for envying marsupial mamas. Rather than enduring a long pregnancy and the birth of a relatively well-developed—and comparatively ...

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

Marsupial moms express placental genes in milk, Tue 12 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

Wallaby milk acts as a placenta for babies

Gene-expression analysis suggests that marsupial placentas take two different forms.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Nature News

Marsupial placenta: It does a body good

Marsupials have short pregnancies. Their placentas mimic those of mice during early fetal development, while other key placental genes are expressed and secreted into milk ... Read more

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Science Blog

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