The New York Times' Nicholas Wade examines genetic imprinting, in what he calls a "tug of war" between the mother's and father's contributions to a fetus. Until recently, Wade notes, about 100 imprinted genes were known. According to research published in Science in July by Harvard's Christopher Gregg and colleagues, there are nearly 1,300 genes imprinted in mice.

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