Inbreeding & birth defects

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Posted by Jim Brent on 04/04/02 - 15:40:20
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Inbreeding doesn't just make you look ugly, but also increases the chances of defective offspring. The news today just released a study showing that marrying one's first cousin meant 4 chances in 100 of a birth defect, where the risk is 3 in 100 among the general population.  Apparently inbreeding with 2nd, 3rd cousins is okay.

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