The most common diseases caused by incest among pharaohs have been revealed 11:47

Many pharaohs were exposed to genetic diseases due to consanguineous marriages approved at that time. The most common included hemophilia, dwarfism, polydactyly (extra fingers), and epilepsy; is a geneticist, professor at the University of Göttingen in Germany, leading researcher at the Institute of General Genetics ANI Vavilova RAS, Konstantin Krutovsky Professor of the Department of Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Siberian Federal University (SFU).

“Modern studies of DNA extraction from the mummies of the pharaohs and postmortem examination of these mummies showed that they were full of deformities. Many members of the dynasty died at an early age, suffering from hemophilia (a genetic disease caused by a mutation in the gene responsible for blood clotting), dwarfism, and other conditions such as extra fingers.” There was also historical evidence of developmental defects, the genetic disease polydactyly, and epilepsy, as well as various other mental and physical disabilities,” the expert added.

According to him, such consequences of consanguineous marriages are called consanguineous depression in science.

“It is clear from the term itself that this is a negative phenomenon; that is, children married to relatives are more likely to have any hereditary diseases or deformities and poor fitness caused by exposure to abnormal development. to infertility and infertility,” the expert noted.

Read more about why such diseases appeared among the pharaohs and why Cleopatra did not have genetic diseases – in material “”.

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Source: Gazeta


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