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Researchers from the University of Edinburgh present evidence suggesting genetics has a role in the phenomenon of height-mediated mate choice, the notion that individuals are particularly attracted to potential mates of roughly the same height. Using genotyping data for more than 13,000 couples, the team estimated that individual genotype accounts for just more than 4 percent of variation in choice of a mate's height.

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