Inbred women in a small and isolated Swiss village have fewer children.

@article{Postma2010InbredWI,
  title={Inbred women in a small and isolated Swiss village have fewer children.},
  author={Erik Postma and Luigi G. A. Martini and Pietro San Martini},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1468-74}
}
Despite overwhelming evidence for a negative effect of inbreeding on fitness in plants and nonhuman animals, the exact nature of its effect in humans remains subject to debate. To obtain a better understanding of the effects of inbreeding on reproductive success in humans, we reconstructed the genealogies of the current inhabitants of a small and isolated Swiss village and used these to estimate the level of inbreeding of both members of all married couples, as well as their relatedness (i.e… CONTINUE READING