News tagged with incest

New app helps Icelanders avoid accidental incest

You meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin? In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Software
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Microarray analysis can identify unsuspected incest

Researchers using DNA microarrays to diagnose developmental disabilities or congenital anomalies in children may unexpectedly identify that some have been conceived through incest. This raises social and legal issues that ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Genetics
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Scent signals stop incest in lemurs

Chemical identifiers secreted from the genital glands of lemurs, allow them to avoid incest and also to engage in nepotism. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have identified the smells ...

dateDec 02, 2009 in Evolution
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