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To Mate or Not to Mate? Baboons’ Inbreeding Defense Is Biased
Researchers find that wild baboons are generally good at avoiding inbreeding, but that it’s more likely to occur with paternal than maternal relatives.
To Mate or Not to Mate? Baboons’ Inbreeding Defense Is Biased
To Mate or Not to Mate? Baboons’ Inbreeding Defense Is Biased

Researchers find that wild baboons are generally good at avoiding inbreeding, but that it’s more likely to occur with paternal than maternal relatives.

Researchers find that wild baboons are generally good at avoiding inbreeding, but that it’s more likely to occur with paternal than maternal relatives.

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