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Partner-choice genetics in Japan

Non-random mating affects the genetic makeup of populations and challenges the validity of popular genetics methods. A new study explores the unique patterns of non-random mating in the Japanese population and underscores the importance of large-scale genetic studies outside European-descended groups.

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Fig. 1: Meta-analysis results for phenotypic partner correlations for 22 complex traits.


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K.J.H.V. and A.A. are supported by the Foundation Volksbond Rotterdam. A.A. is also supported by ZonMw grant 849200011 from The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.

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Verweij, K.J.H., Abdellaoui, A. Partner-choice genetics in Japan. Nat Hum Behav 7, 13–14 (2023).

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