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Second, there may exist social–genetic effects—the effects of alter’s genotype on ego’s phenotype (1, 14, 15)—which would further suggest that social sorting on genotype may have consequences for the distribution of phenotypes in a population beyond its effect on subsequent generations through assortative mating.
Adolescence is a critical developmental period in which patterns of health behaviors and overall mental health established during this phase continue through the life course (16) and may affect socioeconomic attainment (17, 18).
Recent research has evaluated the possibility that unobserved genotypes may play an important role in the creation of homophilous relationships.
We extend this work by using data from 5,500 adolescents from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to examine genetic similarities among pairs of friends.
Marriage is not the only social grouping to evidence genetic selection.
Adult friends are, on average, more genetically similar than random pairs from the population (13).
Moreover, it is also a time of heightened salience for peer networks and influence (19–22).
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