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Polar bears are inbreeding as their icy home disintegrates

Polar bear mother and cub standing on ice.

A polar bear and her yearling cub in Svalbard, Norway, where the knock-on effects of climate change are sapping the bears’ genetic diversity. Credit: Andy Rouse/Nature Picture Library

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Nature 597, 306 (2021)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02438-1

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