Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

@article{Robinson2017GeneticEO,
  title={Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans},
  author={Matthew R. Robinson and Aaron Kleinman and Mariaelisa Graff and Anna A. E. Vinkhuyzen and David J Couper and Michael B. Miller and Wouter J. Peyrot and Abdel Abdellaoui and Brendan P. Zietsch and Ilja Maria Nolte and Jana V. van Vliet-Ostaptchouk and Harold Snieder and Sarah E. Medland and Nicholas G. Martin and Patrik K. E. Magnusson and William G. Iacono and Matt McGue and Kari E. North and Jian Yang and Peter M. Visscher},
  journal={Nature Human Behaviour},
  year={2017},
  volume={1}
}
In human populations, assortative mating is almost univer­sally positive, with similarities between partners for quantit­ative phenotypes1–6, common disease risk1,3,7–10, beha­vi­our6,11, social factors12–14 and personality4,5,11. The causes and genetic consequences of assortative mating remain un­re­solved because partner similarity can arise from different mechanisms: phenotypic assortment based on mate choice15,16, partner interaction and convergence in phenotype over time14,17, or social… 
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