Comments for: Research: Bedbugs can thrive despite inbreeding

Posted Dec. 07, 2011, at 5:18 p.m.

PITTSBURGH — Bedbugs aren’t just sleeping with you. They’re sleeping with each other. Researchers now say that the creepy bugs have a special genetic gift: withstanding incest. It turns out that unlike most creatures, bedbugs are able to inbreed with close relatives and still produce generally healthy offspring. That means …

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