Download Now – “Pregnant Primates and the ‘Bruce Effect’”

This is the audio recording of the 03/17 meet-up with Eila Roberts.  The topic for the get-together was about a bold science paper of which she was a researcher on, that connected a certain type of primate (gelados) to “the Bruce Effect – the phenomenon which states that females experience a pregnancy failure when a new dominant male enters the group, which may or may not be an adaptation of self-defense to prevent infanticide.  The ‘Bruce Effect” has only been observed in mice and voles, however it has been suggested to occur in some other kinds of primates and lions.

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