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From Science Daily on 16-May-2016 21:26

Pieces of DNA that predict lifespan are shorter in birds that are inbred, according to new research. The findings mean that inbreeding could be linked to a shorter lifespan. The team also found effects that spanned generations -- with the young of inbred mothers also being negatively affected.

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