For animals, inbreeding isn’t all that bad, new research shows

Washington DC (UPI) May 3, 2021
Biologists and conservation scientists have long been operating under the assumption that inbreeding should be avoided at all costs, but a new survey – published Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution – suggests mating with relatives isn’t always bad. If it were, researchers contend, animals would be trying a lot harder to avoid inbreeding. “People assume that anima
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