Consanguineous marriages, pearls and perils: Geneva International Consanguinity Workshop Report

  title={Consanguineous marriages, pearls and perils: Geneva International Consanguinity Workshop Report},
  author={H. Hamamy and S. Antonarakis and L. Cavalli-Sforza and S. Temtamy and G. Romeo and L. T. Kate and R. Bennett and A. Shaw and A. M{\'e}garban{\'e} and C. Duijn and H. Bathija and S. Fokstuen and E. Engel and J. Zlotogora and E. Dermitzakis and A. Bottani and S. Dahoun and M. Morris and S. Arsenault and M. Aglan and M. Ajaz and Ayad Alkalamchi and Dhekra Alnaqeb and Mohamed K Alwasiyah and N. Anwer and R. Awwad and M. Bonnefin and P. Corry and Lorraine Gwanmesia and G. Karbani and M. Mostafavi and T. Pippucci and Emmanuelle Ranza-Boscardin and B. Reversade and S. Sharif and M. Teeuw and A. Bittles},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  • H. Hamamy, S. Antonarakis, +34 authors A. Bittles
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Genetics in Medicine
  • Approximately 1.1 billion people currently live in countries where consanguineous marriages are customary, and among them one in every three marriages is between cousins. Opinions diverge between those warning of the possible health risks to offspring and others who highlight the social benefits of consanguineous marriages. A consanguinity study group of international experts and counselors met at the Geneva International Consanguinity Workshop from May 3 2010, to May 7, 2010, to discuss the… CONTINUE READING
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