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Incest isn't a taboo in the animal kingdom – new study

By Raïssa de Boer, Researcher & Computer Scientist, Rheumatology, Lund University
Regina Vega Trejo, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University
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We humans tend to regard incest as deeply disturbing. It’s a strong social taboo, and it’s underpinned by sound biological reasoning. Mixing genes with a non-relative is beneficial because it increases genetic diversity, while genetic defects often occur in the offspring of related…


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