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 Genetically speaking, why is it important not to mate with a close relative? Explain. (5 points)



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~   Genetically speaking, why is it important not to mate with a close relative? Explain. (5 points)

 

When close relatives mate, they may give birth to a child with genetic disorders that are of great disadvantage to the child. For example, we possess two pairs (one inherited from mother and the other one from mother) of genes. Our bodies will only tolerate one copy to work. However, if the mother and the father are close relatives, a certain gene can be faulty. Since they are similar, it means that both copies will be faulty. Such a child can develop an autosomal recessive condition. 

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