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How many base pairs does the human genome have?

32 million


When a minor allele frequency (MAF) occurs at >1% in the population, what is it called?

A benign variant


What are some factors that determine genetic population structure?

Evolution, population, gene pool, phenotype, genotype, allele frequency, genotype frequency, genetic drift and mutation


What is genetic drift?

Genetic change by chance alone


Give an example of genetic differences between human populations

Tay-sachs disease is much more highly prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews than non-Ashkenazi jews
CF is much more common in European-Americans than in Asians and African Americans


Describe the Hardy-Weinburg equilibrium

Theory that in a large, random mating population in which there is no migration or selection pressures on particular genotypes and the mutation rate remains constant, the proportion of various genotypes will remain unchanged from one generation to the next
--you need a large enough population to minimize the effects of genetic drift


Give the equation for estimation of gene frequencies

P+Q = 1, where q is the recessive allele
The chance of homozygous dominant is p^2, heterozygous is pq and recessive is q^2


What is consanguinity?



What does "F" refer to in consanguinity?

The amount of similarity in genomes between two individuals
e.g. if F=0.25, it's a parent/child relationship
If it's 0.0625, the two individuals are first cousin


What is the coefficient of inbreeding?


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