Guardian’s Science Weekly: Human Attraction

I investigated the genetics of attraction and how one particular set of genes, called the MHC, may be influencing everything from whom we choose as a partner to whether a pregnancy is successful.

Listen to the podcast here: Guardian’s Science Weekly Podcast: The science of human attraction

I was joined Dr Leslie Knapp from the University of Cambridge to hear how the clue to whether we will find a prospective mate attractive may be in their smell. Dr Craig Roberts from the University of Stirling explained how the contraceptive pill may be changing our behaviour, and Dr Nicholas Hole from the University of Durham, flagged up some of the consequences of going against your evolutionary preferences.

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