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Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

January 10, 2017
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...
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23andMe Couples Correlated

February 14, 2014
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....
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SNPwatch: The Genetics of Adolescent Growth Spurts

August 23, 2013
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...
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Did You Know? Genetics Might Influence “March Madness”

March 26, 2012
It’s that time of year again -- March Madness. Some of you may be baffled by how much energy and money Americans invest in sporting events, but those who participate will expound on the excitement of watching spectacular athletes and the thrill of competition, or simply the fun of betting on the outcome. Investigating the different angles of March Madness also turns out to be pretty interesting from a genetic perspective.
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SNPwatch: Factors Influencing Permanent Tooth Development

September 29, 2011
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...
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SNPwatch: New Study Shows When Some Height-Associated Genes Influence Growth

March 11, 2009
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...
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SNPwatch: Two More Genes Associated with Height

December 02, 2008
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...
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