Audio: Risks of in-breeding

By AG STAFF 7 November 2013
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Charles Darwin, who married his cousin, was concerned about his own children’s genes.

CHARLES DARWIN, WHO MARRIED his cousin, worried about his own children’s
genetic well-being as a result of in-breeding.

Click here to listen to AG editor Ian Connellan discuss how much risk is involved, and which traits can be passed down
through genetics. The answers are surprising.

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