THE EFFECT OF CONSANGUINITY ON CONGENITAL DISABILITIES IN THE KUWAITI POPULATION

Consanguinity has been shown to increase homozygosity and to reduce genetic variation in a group, which may protect against the expression of recessive genes that can lead to genetic disorders. Consanguineous marriages are practised widely in Kuwait. The major aim of this study is to delineate the a...

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Volume: 43
Main Author: AL-KANDARI, YAGOUB Y
CREWS, DOUGLAS E
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 01.01.2011
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
published in: Journal of biosocial science Vol. 43; no. 1; pp. 65 - 73
Data of publication: 20110100
ISSN: 0021-9320
1469-7599
EISSN: 1469-7599
Alternate Title: Consanguinity and congenital disabilities
Y. Y. Al-Kandari and D. E. Crews
Discipline: Sociology & Social History
Biology
Social Sciences (General)
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