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Inbreeding and the ills of the Darwin-Wedgwood family
« on: 2010-05-03 17:48:01 »
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New research suggests that Charles Darwin's family was a living human example of a theory that he developed about plants: that inbreeding could negatively affect the health and number of resulting offspring.


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100503111420.htm

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Darwin was married to his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood. They had 10 children, but three died before age 10, two from infectious diseases. And three of the six surviving children with long-term marriages did not produce any offspring -- a "suspicious" sign, researchers say, that these Darwins could have had reproductive problems because of their lineage.

Studies have shown that susceptibility to infectious disease and unexplained infertility are risk factors of consanguineous marriage -- unions of people related by birth.


thanks to Sat for finding this link.

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