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TITLE
Genetic factors that increase male facial masculinity decrease facial attractiveness of female relatives.
ABSTRACT
For women, choosing a facially masculine man as a mate is thought to confer genetic benefits to offspring. Crucial assumptions of this hypothesis have not been adequately tested. It has been assumed that variation in facial masculinity is due to genetic variation and that genetic factors that increase male facial masculinity do not increase facial masculinity in female relatives. We objectively quantified the facial masculinity in photos of identical (n = 411) and nonidentical (n = 782) twins and their siblings (n = 106). Using biometrical modeling, we found that much of the variation in male and female facial masculinity is genetic. However, we also found that masculinity of male faces is unrelated to their attractiveness and that facially masculine men tend to have facially masculine, less-attractive sisters. These findings challenge the idea that facially masculine men provide net genetic benefits to offspring and call into question this popular theoretical framework.
DATE PUBLISHED
2014 Feb
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
aheadofprint 2013/12/30
entrez 2014/01/01 06:00
pubmed 2014/01/01 06:00
medline 2014/01/01 06:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Lee AJ Lee Anthony J AJ 1School of Psychology, University of Queensland.
Mitchem DG Mitchem Dorian G DG
Wright MJ Wright Margaret J MJ
Martin NG Martin Nicholas G NG
Keller MC Keller Matthew C MC
Zietsch BP Zietsch Brendan P BP
INVESTIGATORS
JOURNAL
VOLUME: 25
ISSUE: 2
TITLE: Psychological science
ISOABBREVIATION: Psychol Sci
YEAR: 2014
MONTH: Feb
DAY:
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CITEDMEDIUM: Internet
ISSN: 1467-9280
ISSNTYPE: Electronic
MEDLINE JOURNAL
MEDLINETA: Psychol Sci
COUNTRY: United States
ISSNLINKING: 0956-7976
NLMUNIQUEID: 9007542
PUBLICATION TYPE
PUBLICATIONTYPE TEXT
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS
REFTYPE REFSOURCE REFPMID NOTE
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GRANTS
GRANTID AGENCY COUNTRY
K01 MH085812 NIMH NIH HHS United States
R01 MH100141 NIMH NIH HHS United States
GENERAL NOTE
KEYWORDS
KEYWORD
evolution
good genes
immunocompetence-handicap principle
intralocus sexual conflict
pathogen
sexual dimorphism
sexually antagonistic selection
MESH HEADINGS
SUPPLEMENTARY MESH
GENE SYMBOLS
CHEMICALS
OTHER ID's
OTHERID SOURCE
NIHMS634588 NLM
PMC4205959 NLM