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3:38 PM | February 14, 2013
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So, Valentine's Day, what better time to question the foundations of your relationship?It's my brain that loves you (source)Well, part of your relationship may be based on your Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) compatibility. The MHC is a cluster of genes that define which antigens get expressed on white blood cells. It is thought to control the ability of the body to recognize pathogens as 'other.' It is also thought that the more varied the genes in your MHC are, the more […]

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