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Why we get attracted to partners of similar height

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

London, Jan 20: Researchers have discovered that the genes that determine our height also influence why people tend to choose partners of similar height as themselves. The finding, published in the jourl Genome Biology, suggests that our choice of romantic partner can be determined by genetics more than we might expect. “How we choose our partners has important biological implications for human populations. This study brings us closer to understanding the complex ture of sexual attraction and the mechanisms that drive human variation,” said lead researcher Albert Tenesa from University of Edinburgh in Scotland. For the study, the researchers alysed genetic information from more than 13,000 heterosexual couples. They found that 89 percent of the genetic variation that determines a person’s height also influences their height preference in a mate.(IANS)

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