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The greatest taboo: One woman lifts the lid on on the tragic genetic consequences of when first cousins marry

Sitting in the family living room, I watched tensely as my mother and her older brother signed furiously at each other. Although almost completely without sound, their row was high-octane, even vicious.

Three of my uncles were born deaf but they knew how to make themselves heard. Eventually, my uncle caved in and fondly put his arm around his sister.

My mum has always had a special place in her family because she was the first girl to live beyond childhood. Five of her sisters died as babies or toddlers. It was not until many years later that anyone worked out why so many children died and three boys were born deaf.

Today there is no doubt among us that this tragedy occurred because my grandparents were first cousins. My grandmother’s heart was broken from losing so many daughters at such a young age. As a parent, I can’t imagine what she went through.

My family is not

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Added: Nov-13-2010 Occurred On: Nov-12-2010
By: cheezeybellend
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  • good, breed themselves out of existance

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  • Yup, and that is exactly why trying to have a rational discussion with them is impossible, they really are actually retarded.

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  • i once worked with a young woman from Afghanistan, who had never gone out on a date and was a virgin. she announced one day she was marrying her cousin. We were so sickened, we never had lunch with her again

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  • This explains a lot. inbred #%"#s lol
    This is great 'news', they are slowing making genocide.

    Hands off guys, pull out of the middle east!
    They does a great job by, suicide bombers, inbreeding and general stupidity!

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  • There is no excuse that the people didn't know that marring your first cousin was wrong. They knew about it many centuries ago. If people want to be stupid then that is their prerogative.

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  • Could go some way to explaining why the top selling greetings card in Bradford is 'To my sister on Mothers Day'.

    (It isn't really btw)

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  • linky!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1305078/TAZEEN-AHMAD-Three-uncles-deaf-Five-aunts-died-babies-Why-My-grandparents-cousins-married.html

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  • an excuae for benifits,I do believe brits cant do it

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  • lulz

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  • actually a first time cross between cousins is unlikely to yield any recessive problematic traits even twice will still have low chances, people should study genetics before they talk about it, its only when the same behavior is ongoing over several generation, such as the case is with European royalty. In inclusive societies particularly eastern european jewish cultures it has created a myriad of problems such as high cancer rates and high rates of organ failure.

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  • Well this explains all pakis that live in my neighborhood AND the royal family in one fell swoop!

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  • Truth is that the increase of any potential health issues/birth defects that can arise from a single incident within any given family of a marriage and offspring between first cousins isn't negligible: its almost zero... only 1.3%-3% increased risk of disorders manifesting, depending upon which it is (hence, the 1.7% differential). The issue of birth defects is much higher, say...if you take or took drugs...drink too much alchohol, used steriods or engaged in other potentially gene-damaging indu More..

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  • lol...this is the funniest thing I've read in quite some time. I can just imagine a group of Pakistani hillbillies playing the banjo

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  • Rednecks do it all the time, some even go as far as marrying their sisters/brothers.

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  • This explains a lot.

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