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The evolutionary mystery of menopause

17 mins | Aug 19, 2022
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The power of grandmothers runs deeper than once thought. The "how" of menopause is well understood. But why has selection favoured this rapid and consequential decline, causing women's hormonal machinery to slow down when it does? David P. Barash examines the new studies reinforcing the hypothesis that grandmothers fostered our evolutionary success.
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