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It found that women who were not on the pill were more likely to select the shirts of men who had the greatest genetic difference in a certain area of chromosome six—one that codes for something called the major histocompatibility complex, or MHC.MHC proteins are responsible for helping the immune system recognize invaders, and the idea of linking these immune system genes with sexual attraction goes all the way back to 1976. The 30 year-old nursing student has been trying for years to meet Mr.Right—first on Grindr and Compatible Partners (e Harmony’s queer subsidiary), and more recently on Bumble—and has yet to find someone with whom he shares a real connection. So in December, while he was attending Houston’s Day For Night music festival, he stopped by a booth hawking cheek swabs, and handed over a few thousand cheek cells in the name of love.For some 40 million Americans like Plata, who have yet to find lasting love online, it’s a tantalizing prospect.But the science behind genetic attraction is shaky ground to build a relationship on, let alone a commercial enterprise.We know they exist and that somehow these 11 genes are linked to them, but we don’t know how.That’s why we’re swabbing cheeks, not armpits.”To be fair, a series of unrelated papers published in the mid-2000s have provided further evidence that women can detect differences in the MHC genotypes of males according to smell, even though no scientist has yet been able to pin down what exactly those olfactory cues are.
He cites the International Hap Map project, which mapped genetic variations from thousands of people around the globe, including many husbands and wives.Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering found that male mice tended to choose female partners with the most dissimilar MHC genes, which the researchers guessed were detected through scent.The leap to the T-shirt tests, then, was that since humans also chose partners with greater MHC gene variety, they must also be using smell, even if unconsciously.And so in addition to the 11 “attraction genes” Pheramor uses to suss out biological compatibility, the company also encourages users to connect its app with all their social media profiles, to be data-mined for personality traits and mutual interests.It works like this: For .99 (plus a monthly membership fee), Pheramor will ship you a kit to swab your cheeks, which you then send back for sequencing.