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University of Manchester scientists have looked at how gene imprinting (maternally- versus paternally-expressed genes) contributes to variation in traits, such as body size, that change continuously. In a genome-wide analysis in mice, they found ten loci that affect body size that showed more diverse and complex effect patterns than they expected.

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