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Genome Biol. 2009;10(11):245. doi: 10.1186/gb-2009-10-11-245. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

Panmixia postponed: ancestry-related assortative mating in contemporary human populations.

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  • 1Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University, 25 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003, USA.

Abstract

A study of two different populations reveals that in both the choice of a spouse is non-random not only in respect of broad ethnic group but also in regard to specific ancestries within that group. The cause of this surprising bias remains unclear.

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