Growth and fluctuating asymmetry of human newborns: influence of inbreeding and parental education.

@article{Ozener2014GrowthAF,
  title={Growth and fluctuating asymmetry of human newborns: influence of inbreeding and parental education.},
  author={Barış Ozener and John H. Graham},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2014},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={45-51}
}
Historically, medical concerns about the deleterious effects of closely inbred marriages have focused on the risk posed by recessive Mendelian disease, with much less attention to developmental instability. We studied the effects of inbreeding (first-cousin marriage) on growth and fluctuating asymmetry of 200 full-term infants (101 inbred and 99 outbred) whose parents were of similar socioeconomic status in Sivas Province, Turkey. In addition to differences in their mean inbreeding coefficients… CONTINUE READING

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