Genetic compatibility in long-term intimate relationships: partner similarity at major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes may reduce in-pair attraction

@article{SaphireBernstein2017GeneticCI,
  title={Genetic compatibility in long-term intimate relationships: partner similarity at major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes may reduce in-pair attraction},
  author={Shimon Saphire-Bernstein and C. Larson and K. Gildersleeve and Melissa R. Fales and Elizabeth G. Pillsworth and M. Haselton},
  journal={Evolution and Human Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={38},
  pages={190-196}
}
Abstract Theoretical models from evolutionary biology predict that individual mate choice will be influenced by the extent of similarity between potential mates at the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. A number of studies have sought to uncover an effect of MHC similarity on mate choice in humans, but the extent to which MHC similarity influences attraction within existing human relationships has been relatively under-explored. We investigated this question in a sample of 168… Expand
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