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Royal inbreeding to blame for "Habsburg jaw"

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Eldorado

"The “Habsburg jaw,” a facial condition of the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, can be attributed to inbreeding, according to new results published in the Annals of Human Biology.

"The new study combined diagnosis of facial deformities using historical portraits with genetic analysis of the degree of relatedness to determine whether there was a direct link. The researchers also investigated the genetic basis of the relationship.

"Generations of intermarriage secured the family’s influence across a European empire including Spain and Austria for more than 200 years but led to its demise when the final Habsburg monarch was unable to produce an heir.

"However, until now no studies have confirmed whether the distinct chin known as “Habsburg jaw” was a result of inbreeding."

Full monty at SciTech Daily: https://scitechdaily.com/habsburg-jaw-facial-deformity-in-royal-dynasty-linked-to-inbreeding/

And at MedicalXpress: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-12-facial-deformity-royal-dynasty-linked.html

Research paper at T and F Online: https://tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/03014460.2019.1687752

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darkmoonlady

That was common knowledge as the level of inbreeding then was known to cause madness and early death.

 

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darkmoonlady

 

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acute

The ugly buggaz shouldn't have kids!

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third_eye

I always thought there was something funny about those ears... 

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Desertrat56

In breeding blamed for the habsburg jaw among other things.

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Captain Risky
16 hours ago, Desertrat56 said:

In breeding blamed for the habsburg jaw among other things.

yeah but whats Prince Andrew's excuse ?

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jaylemurph
On 12/2/2019 at 11:17 PM, Captain Risky said:

yeah but whats Prince Andrew's excuse ?

I believe Queen Bess and the Duke of Ineptitude are cousins...

—Jaylemurph 

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and then

'Tis sad when cousins marry :w00t:

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Captain Risky
2 hours ago, and then said:

'Tis sad when cousins marry :w00t:

well when siblings marry the parents only pay for one wedding. 

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Captain Risky
On 12/3/2019 at 12:12 AM, acute said:

The ugly buggaz shouldn't have kids!

You'd think the face alone would act as a permanent prophylactic. 

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acute
13 hours ago, Captain Risky said:

You'd think the face alone would act as a permanent prophylactic. 

I'm not sure that would work.

You know how blobfish are attracted to other blobfish.....

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Captain Risky
34 minutes ago, acute said:

I'm not sure that would work.

You know how blobfish are attracted to other blobfish.....

...and like their royal cousins very creepy and humanlike. 

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