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Deformed skull suggests inbreeding in early humans

Fragments of a 100,000-year-old skull shows evidence of a now-rare congenital deformity that may have arisen due to inbreeding among early humans. The fossil, now dubbed Xujiayao 11, is just one of many examples of ancient human remains that display rare or unknown congenital abnormalities, according to the researchers. "These populations

Charle Darwin’s family suffered from inbreeding

Here is something I did not know about Charles Darwin: his family was inbred and it affected his children. He is the father of evolution, whose discoveries revolutionised our understanding of genetics. But even Charles Darwin was not exempt from the vagaries of DNA. Three of Darwin's 10 children