Excerpted from bigthink.com:
Secondly, people claim that incest creates ‘deformed’ children. This is not entirely true. There is a greater risk of various handicaps, true, due to a closer sharing of genetics. But there is a danger in every form of child creation that the child might be handicapped. There might be a difference in degree of risk in incestuous sex acts but certainly not in kind.
What does in kind mean in this paragraph?
I found two meanings in an online dictionary:
If you do something in kind, you do the same thing to someone that they have just done to you.
(of payment) given in the form of goods or services and not money.
but neither make sense to me in this context.