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Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that's what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually more alike than they are different. One of the first things researchers noted was that tall people tend to partner with ...

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23andMe Couples Correlated

For Valentine’s Day, we analyzed data from 15,298 real-world couples who had children together and found that people paired with others who were more like themselves than they were different. Opposites, it turns out, may not attract after all. Partners don’t just tend to be about the same age, according ...

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SNPwatch: The Genetics of Adolescent Growth Spurts

By Alison Chubb We've all known teenagers who grow several inches in a year, and then start bumping into people and furniture as they figure out what to do with their big feet and long arms. The growth spurt that happens during adolescence can account for up to 20 percent of one's final height, and we know ...

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Did You Know? Genetics Might Influence “March Madness”

It’s that time of year again. That’s right... it’s March Madness and time to follow your favorite U.S. college basketball teams during playoffs. Some of you may be baffled by how much mental energy, time, and money Americans invest in sporting events, but those who participate will expound on the excitement ...

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SNPwatch: Factors Influencing Permanent Tooth Development

Anyone who’s ever spent time around babies knows that teething can be disruptive and often painful. In that sense, the somewhat violent term “tooth eruption”—referring to the process of teeth breaking through the gums—seems rather appropriate. Most people experience this phenomenon twice, first when baby ...

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SNPwatch: New Study Shows When Some Height-Associated Genes Influence Growth

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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SNPwatch: Two More Genes Associated with Height

SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may affect our bodies and health; but in most cases, more work is needed before this research can provide ...

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