An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples.

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    • Abstract:
      Previous studies have reported that related human couples tend to produce more children than unrelated couples but have been unable to determine whether this difference is biological or stems from socioeconomic variables. Our results, drawn from all known couples of the Icelandic population born between 1800 and 1965, show a significant positive association between kinship and fertility, with the greatest reproductive success observed for couples related at the level of third and fourth cousins. Owing to the relative socioeconomic homogeneity of Icelanders, and the observation of highly significant differences in the fertility of couples separated by very fine intervals of kinship, we conclude that this association is likely to have a biological basis. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0036-8075
    • Accession Number:
      10.1126/science.1150232
    • Accession Number:
      30001283
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    • ABNT:
      HELGASON, A. et al. An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples. Science, [s. l.], v. 319, n. 5864, p. 813–816, 2008. DOI 10.1126/science.1150232. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=30001283. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Helgason A, Pálsson S, Guöbjartsson DF, Knstjánsson P, Stefánsson K. An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples. Science. 2008;319(5864):813-816. doi:10.1126/science.1150232
    • APA:
      Helgason, A., Pálsson, S., Guöbjartsson, D. F., Knstjánsson, P., & Stefánsson, K. (2008). An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples. Science, 319(5864), 813–816. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1150232
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Helgason, Agnar, Snæjörn Pálsson, Daniel F. Guöbjartsson, Póröur Knstjánsson, and Kári Stefánsson. 2008. “An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples.” Science 319 (5864): 813–16. doi:10.1126/science.1150232.
    • Harvard:
      Helgason, A. et al. (2008) ‘An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples’, Science, 319(5864), pp. 813–816. doi: 10.1126/science.1150232.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Helgason, A, Pálsson, S, Guöbjartsson, DF, Knstjánsson, P & Stefánsson, K 2008, ‘An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples’, Science, vol. 319, no. 5864, pp. 813–816, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Helgason, Agnar, et al. “An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples.” Science, vol. 319, no. 5864, Feb. 2008, pp. 813–816. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1126/science.1150232.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Helgason, Agnar, Snæjörn Pálsson, Daniel F. Guöbjartsson, Póröur Knstjánsson, and Kári Stefánsson. “An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples.” Science 319, no. 5864 (February 8, 2008): 813–16. doi:10.1126/science.1150232.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Helgason A, Pálsson S, Guöbjartsson DF, Knstjánsson P, Stefánsson K. An Association Between the Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples. Science [Internet]. 2008 Feb 8 [cited 2020 Nov 27];319(5864):813–6. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=30001283