ECU researcher Kyle Summers explores DNA behind mating systems with frogs

Testing for Monogamy?

ECU researcher explores DNA behind mating systems

An East Carolina University faculty member is part of an international research team that may one day lead humans to use biology – not body chemistry – to find their next mate.

Kyle Summers, a biology professor in ECU’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, and researchers from 10 other universities are cracking the code of relationship genetics. The team has found a collective group of 24 genes that could account for monogamy and biparental care across multiple vertebrate species.

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Originally published May 15, 2019.



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