The problem with artificial, motherless children is not that they can’t be made to love the corporation or the state, but that they are expensive and create liability
We are a ways away from a fitting Hallmark greeting card but here’s another reason to thank mom- your telomere length
Here is a study showing maternal telomere length is more important than paternal in birds
This study suggests that maternal stress can contribute to newborn telomere shortening. I have always said that the process of inadequate telomere repair and maintenance are universal- from conception to grave.