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How to avoid kissing cousins in Iceland

Nothing kills the romance like finding out you share a grandparent, and when your dating pool consists of only 300,000 people living on an island the odds are better than most it could happen.

Lucky for Iceland’s singletons, there’s Íslendingabók, the product of a collaboration between a genetics company and anti-virus software engineer, the original purpose of which was to

“…[help] users trace their family ties to chart the spread of disease through generations, also providing research to suggest that fertility rates increased if couples were third or fourth cousins.”

Hey, beggars can’t be choosers. Just don’t encourage the kids to start digging into their genealogy too deeply.

Full story at The Next Web via The Mary Sue.

All in the family.

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