Quantcast

Latest Consanguinity Stories

2011-01-20 15:25:41

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has published Thursday 20 January 2011 a position paper related to intrafamilial medically assisted reproduction (IMAR).

1a546cb2b891248f9d860fb88495db99
2010-05-03 11:31:00

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.

fb9f48f9f5889d04bb16722c06ffa59e1
2009-04-15 10:13:22

The powerful Habsburg dynasty ruled Spain and its empire from 1516 to 1700 but when King Charles II died in 1700 without any children from his two marriages, the male line died out and the French Bourbon dynasty came to power in Spain.

2008-02-07 16:02:26

Couples who are third or fourth cousins tend to have more kids and grandkids than other couples. And though considered somewhat of a cultural taboo, mating between "kissing cousins" makes good biological sense, say scientists.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.