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kin selection

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A biological theory stating that a gene that causes an organism to exhibit behavior detrimental to its survival will increase in frequency in a population if that behavior benefits the organism's relatives, which will pass the gene on to subsequent generations.

kin selection

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(Biology) biology natural selection resulting from altruistic behaviour by animals towards members of the same species, esp their offspring or other relatives
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He previously sat on the board for the Family Selection Committee for the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, noting that it allowed him to see what homeownership meant to people of all walks of life.
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