New app helps Icelanders avoid accidental incest

Apr 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

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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That's it. I'm moving to Iceland.

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

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Actually, I don't think its the kissing part that's the risk...
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we might get a registry over here

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is there one for Utah

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Arkansas and Louisiana need an app like that.

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I wish everyone had one.

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Oh!
I think it's time to move, lol.

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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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Arkansas and Louisiana need an app like that.
Not nearly as much as east Tennessee.

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What about Arkansas?

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You don't wanta even go there, really!
Google Arkansas incest.

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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: http://www.centextaskforce.com/wordpress/thin...

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They need that app in most southern and red states! If Iceland would allow more immigration they could widen their gene pool!

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...a shame this was unavailable in Edmonton 70 years ago...

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Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Did you take any of the tests? If fun.

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