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Charles Darwin carried out experiments on inbreeding in plants that led him to worry about the health of his children, note Francisco Ceballos and his colleagues in this month's BioScience. The researchers then examine the family trees of both Charles Darwin and his wife Emma Wedgewood, who was also his first cousin, to determine if Darwin's fears were founded — and the researchers say they were.

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