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Marrying your cousin increases birth defect risk, but only slightly

John Kerr posted in on July 4th, 2013.

New research published today in The Lancet confirms that the two main factors associated with an increased risk of babies being born with a birth defect are being born to an older mother or to parents who are blood relations. The study found that children born to parents who are first cousins are more than […]

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