Inheritance and society

Atkinson, Paul ; Bharadwaj, Aditya ; Featherstone, Katie

In: Encyclopedia of life sciences. - 2002. - P. 1-5

Abstract: The social practices and beliefs surrounding kinship, procreation and inheritance are highly varied. Certainly, they do not necessarily reflect the models of biological inheritance identified by genetic science. Such beliefs are not the preserve of 'other' cultures. There is research evidence of complex belief systems among Western populations that are not coterminous with genetic science.

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