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The stigma attached to first-cousin marriages was supported by early studies into human genetics suggesting that "recessive" versions of a gene (which are not expressed unless there are two of them, one from each parent) are more likely to be expressed in the children of genetically related parents, as well as more likely to be defective.
Most states in America have either outlawed or restricted the practice, as has China, Taiwan and both North and South Korea.
The inspiration for the “Winnie the Pooh” character Christopher Robin is the author’s real son, Christopher Robin Milne.
Milne married his first cousin Lesley de Selincourt, but has said the two never met in childhood.
"Women over the age of 40 have a similar risk of having children with birth defects and no one is suggesting they should be prevented from reproducing," said Professor Spencer, whose co-authored study is published in the online journal Public Library of Science.
Growing up with someone as a relative, especially in close proximity, shuts off the boner part of your brain for them.
Professor Spencer, an evolutionary zoologist, said these laws should be repealed, especially in America, where he said they were drafted in a way that discriminated against the rural poor and immigrants: "Neither the scientific nor social assumptions behind such legislation stand up to close scrutiny.
Such legislation reflects outmoded prejudices about immigrants and the rural poor and relies on over-simplified views of heredity.
Today, only six states allow marriage between first cousins, but bans on marrying one’s cousin only just started popping up in the last century. Giuliani thought Regina Peruggi was a third cousin, but he later discovered she was his second.
The former governor of New York famous for being unmerciful on criminals married his second cousin, unbeknownst to him.