Panmixia postponed: ancestry-related assortative mating in contemporary human populations
Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York University, 25 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003, USA
Genome Biology 2009, 10:245 doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-11-245Published: 27 November 2009
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.