BIOLOGY: Female bias in mate selection

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Mon Jan 21 2002 - 13:26:00 MST

I can't completely tell from this URL: 

but it would appear that women may be genetically programmed
to prefer mates that smell similar to their fathers. The argument
is for a similar (and therefore presumably successful) but not
identical (which would allow family members to infect one another)
immune system in potential mates.

One would have to read the Nature Genetics article in detail
to know for sure.


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