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Reproductive, Anthropometric and Disease traits Integrated: Coevolutionary Analysis of Life history trade-offs

Project description

Finding links between reproductive and anthropometric traits

Life history theory explains how fast organisms grow and how long they live. For instance, it’s possible to connect traits like birthweight and adult body size to age of menarche. In this context, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project RADICAL will shed light on the biological mechanisms that link many of these traits. It will bring together matching genotype and phenotype data from two large national biobanks and statistical tools and genetic databases. It will investigate the extent to which the observational links between reproductive and anthropometric traits can be explained by pleiotropy and/or shared genetic pathways. It will also consider the extent to which these pathways have been subject to natural selection over the past 10 000 years.

Funding Scheme



Net EU contribution
€ 167 741,76
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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