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How Inbreeding Screws Up Your Genes!

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Incest has become quite the topic of conversation lately, as it has been popularized in the show Game of Thrones. Why is inbreeding bad scientifically? Join Laci as she discusses all the reasons why. Read More: Extraordinary incidence of cervical ribs indicates vulnerable condition in Late Pleistocene mammoths https://peerj.com/articles/318/ "The number of cervical vertebrae in mammals is highly conserved at seven." Inbreeding in woolly mammoths: Neck rib provides clues about decline and eventual extinction http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140325095820.htm "Researchers recently noticed that the remains of woolly mammoths from the North Sea often possess a 'cervical' (neck) rib -- in fact, 10 times more frequently than in modern elephants (33.3 percent versus 3.3 percent)." Bonobo: Sexuality and Behavior http://academic.reed.edu/biology/courses/BIO342/2011_syllabus/2011_websites/subramanian_jaime/genesis.html "Ernest Schwarz, a German anatomist in a Belgian colonial museum first documented Pan paniscus in 1929. The species name reflects that the P. paniscus skull was first thought to belong to a juvenile chimpanzee." Extremely high levels of inbreeding in natural population of the free-living wasp Ancistrocerus antilope http://www.nature.com/hdy/journal/v76/n1/abs/hdy19968a.html "An isozyme study was conducted on a natural population of the solitary trap-nesting eumenid wasp, Ancistrocerus antilope (Panzer)." Incest Not So Taboo in Nature http://www.livescience.com/2226-incest-taboo-nature.html "This recent story went wide: British fraternal twins who were adopted separately at birth later married without realizing they were brother and sister. Why does this make us so instantly and overtly squeamish?" Watch More: Siblings Are the Worst Bullies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb80UFQD0nc TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-462-cool-sound-waves?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT How Birth Order Affects You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zw8_SQLZ-A ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq