Students with special needs [Archives:2007/1016/Letters to the Editor]

January 15 2007

Dr. Lennart Aberg, Kalmar,
[email protected]

I read the article “Students with special needs lag behind” and the article mentioned a family with 5 disabled children. Could it be an example of the tradition of in-breeding (marrying cousins), which is common somewhere in the world?

In such areas inherited diseases are much more common than in other populations because the chance of expression of dangerous genes is so elevated.

The best way to reduce inherited diseases is to try not marrying in the near family.