New app helps Icelanders avoid accidental incest

Apr 18, 2013 Full story: WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 16

You meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin? In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, inadvertently kissing cousins is a real risk.

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Since: Sep 11

..a Zombie Thanksgiving

#1 Apr 19, 2013
That's it. I'm moving to Iceland.

You ladies don't have to worry about me being your cousin. I'm Irish.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#2 Apr 19, 2013
Actually, I don't think its the kissing part that's the risk...

Newnan, GA

#3 Apr 19, 2013
we might get a registry over here

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Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Apr 19, 2013
You can't tell the players without a scorecard!

San Antonio, TX

#5 Apr 20, 2013
is there one for Utah

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#6 Apr 20, 2013
Arkansas and Louisiana need an app like that.

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Since: May 10

I wish everyone had one.

#7 Apr 20, 2013
I think it's time to move, lol.

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#8 Apr 20, 2013

RELATIVE SUCCESS: Scientists find that third and fourth cousins, when they mate, produce more offspring than more closely related couples, as well as distant ones.
It is not quite incest. And though it will increase your chances of birthing a healthy baby, it is a bit unorthodox, to say the least. Still, scientists at Icelandic biotechnology company deCODE genetics say that when third and fourth cousins procreate, they generally have scads of kids and grandkids (relative to everyone else).

It has long been wondered exactly how kinship influences reproductive success. Previous studies have uncovered positive correlations, but the biological data has been clouded by socioeconomic factors (such as average marrying age and family size) in those populations in which consanguineous marriage is commonplace, such as in India, Pakistan and the Middle East. The new study, however, was able to shed light on the biological reason for the earlier findings.

Scientists came to their conclusions after studying the records of more than 160,000 Icelandic couples with members born between 1800 and 1965. "The advantage of using the Icelandic data set lies in this population being small and one of the most socioeconomically and culturally homogenous societies in the world.

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Orion's Belt

#9 Apr 20, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
Arkansas and Louisiana need an app like that.
Not nearly as much as east Tennessee.

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#10 Apr 20, 2013
What about Arkansas?

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#11 Apr 20, 2013
You don't wanta even go there, really!
Google Arkansas incest.

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Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#12 Apr 20, 2013
I wish more than anyone, that we could assign a state only to incest. But I've traveled America from head to toe and side to side. Heard many stories. Some so hard to listen too, I sometimes wish a lobotomy.

Here, have a read:

I would ask ...why?

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Hoos, have you ever been to the site heaven and hell on my profile. Interesting place.

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Greensburg, IN

#13 Apr 20, 2013
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#14 Apr 20, 2013
They need that app in most southern and red states! If Iceland would allow more immigration they could widen their gene pool!

Since: Feb 12

New York, NY

#15 Apr 20, 2013
...a shame this was unavailable in Edmonton 70 years ago...

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Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#16 Apr 20, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Did you take any of the tests? If fun.

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