Inbreeding and Genetics

How is inbreeding related to the production of "breeds"

What is inbreeding?

What are the effects of inbreeding on animals in general?

What are the specific effects of inbreeding on the immune system?

Can inbreeding help eliminate "bad" genes?

An example, Inbred lab mice.

Some references relating to inbreeding.

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