Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Primate Immune Genomics Potluck

Hey guys!
This is a really interesting landmark paper (Ober et al 1997) of MHC in humans. It was one of the first studies to show MHC dependent mate choice in humans, which it did among the Hutterite population (which is also just really interesting as a great human experimental model).  The Hutterites have a limited number of MHC haplotypes, have large sibships, mate only within the community, and do not have divorce.  Because of these factors, they were a great population to show human preference for mates with different MHC alleles from them.

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