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Why Mickey Mouse chose Minnie
First a fascinating conclusion, then boring explanations and details. So: the more you like the smell of sweat of your sexual partner, the healthier your children will be - proven by science.
This story began in the first half of the 1970s when the biologist J. Boys (I could not find the full name, so I do not even know if he was a man or a woman) was engaged in routine genetic work: crossing mice to get a clean line, in which all animals had a complex of genes called AKR-H-2b. Usually such a task is easily solved, but it was precisely in the case of this complex of genes that strangeness began: males, inheriting from both parents the genes AKR-H-2b, absolutely did not want to interbreed with the same females and, at the slightest choice, decidedly preferred females with another option, AKR-H-2k Boys, apparently, then still made the animals mate with whom they give and not buzz, but remembered that such a problem for some reason exists.
Meanwhile, another biologist, L. Thomas, reflects on this complex of genes, and suggests that the H-2 genes (as they are called in mice, and the common name - the "main histocompatibility complex") can affect the smell of the animal and provide individual differences in it. Boys reads Thomas's reasoning, contacts him, says something like "But my case was!", They are delighted with each other and in 1976 together with several other authors publish the first experimental work on choosing a partner based on an individual odor, determined with participation of genes of the main histocompatibility complex23. Since the publication of the article, a new branch has appeared in the studies of this important gene complex, which is taught to students under the code name "How scientists noticed that mice have love."
The essence of this historical experiment is as follows.
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