11/02/2008

Want children commit Incest

That’s what a recent study indicates. After analysing  200 years of records of more than 160,000 Icelandic couple’s, scientists finds that couples consisting of third cousins have the highest reproductive success.

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The findings have surprised the researchers. Lead author of the study, Kari Stefansson stated “Our assumption was that the more distantly related, the more children a couple would have. But nature has its ways of surprising us.”