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Reflection On Article: Intermarriage 'major risk factor' in Peterborough child deaths

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Original news article: Intermarriage 'major risk factor' in Peterborough child deaths
I came across this article and it's just so tragic to read about. Children are so precious and bright and shouldn't die at such a young age when they've barely gotten to see much of the world yet. Children are suffering because of their parents' actions. The reason of death was due to congenital abnormalities. 
Experts say that it is because of 'culture condition' that these tragedies happen to children. First cousins marrying each other and so on. 
In most Asian cultures, this is a very big deal because they absolutely reject the idea of marriage between first cousins and even if two people are completely unrelated but have the same last name are not allowed to marry each other.  It's a very big deal and you could be disowned for committing such 'disgraceful crimes'. 
I know if we are to look at this from a scientific view then there is a pile of scientif…