Was the Darwin/Wedgwood Dynasty Adversely Affected by Consanguinity?

@inproceedings{Berra2010WasTD,
  title={Was the Darwin/Wedgwood Dynasty Adversely Affected by Consanguinity?},
  author={T. Berra and G. {\'A}lvarez and F. Ceballos},
  year={2010}
}
Charles Darwin, who was married to his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood, was one of the first experimentalists to demonstrate the adverse effects of inbreeding and to question the consequences of consanguineous mating. He documented the phenomenon of inbreeding depression for numerous plant species, and this caused him to worry about the health of his own children, who were often ill. To determine whether Darwin's fears were justified, we constructed a pedigree of the Darwin/Wedgwood dynasty from… Expand
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