A community genetics perspective on consanguineous marriage.

  title={A community genetics perspective on consanguineous marriage.},
  author={Alan H. Bittles},
  journal={Community genetics},
  volume={11 6},
Consanguineous marriage has long been a controversial topic, with particular attention focused on adverse health outcomes. Unfortunately, the studies that have been conducted on consanguinity to date have usually lacked control for important sociodemographic variables, such as maternal age and birth intervals, and in estimating specific disease gene frequency, they have ignored the influence of population sub-division. Inadequate attention has also been paid to the social benefits associated… CONTINUE READING

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