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  • Common HLA alleles associated with health, but not with facial attractiveness 

    Coetzee, Vinet; Barrett, L.; Greeff, J.M.; Henzi, S.P.; Perrett, David Ian; Wadee, A.A. (2007-07) - Journal article
    Three adaptive hypotheses have been proposed to explain the link between the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) genes, health measures and facial attractiveness: inbreeding avoidance, heterozygote advantage and frequency-dependent ...