Study: Cousins Can Breed Healthy Kids

Study: Cousins Can Breed Healthy Kids

 Still, some cousins should refrain from breeding…

The belief that babies born to first-cousins will suffer from some kind of deformities is all a myth, say researchers in Australia.

According to an earlier Australian research published in 2001, babies born to first-cousins are nearly three times more likely to have serious birth defects. But professor Alan Bittles, a director at the Center for Comparative Genomics at Murdoch University, who has spent 30 years researching the topic, says most children born to first cousins are healthy.

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