A first-degree relative is one's offspring, sibling or parent. It constitutes a category of family members that largely overlaps with the term nuclear family, but without spouses. First degree relatives are a common measure used to diagnose risks for common diseases by analyzing family history.
According to Consanguinity, however, siblings are second-degree relatives.
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