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Question is: If an Ashkenazi(1/30) and(multiply) French-Canadian(1/30) .... Where 1/300 came from ? I duno, I may missing something - but may it be like that Parrent1(=1/30 * 1/2)*Parrent2(=1/30 * 1/2) = P(child with both mutations)


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Your question, as I understand it, concerns the relative role (compare to natural selection and drift probably) of mutation in evolution. But evolution is not one process. Mutation and natural selection are processes that influence populations in very a different manners. At first sight, it seems to me that it does not make sense to weight the important of ...


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To a good first approximation $\overline{\Delta f} = 0$. Where $\overline{\Delta f}$ is the mean change in fitness down to any point or indel mutation. The reasons for this are as follows: In the genome of higher organisms, most of the genome is non-functional ("junk") so most mutations will not have any effect regardless of the change made. A substantial ...


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I don't believe you can produce a general function for this. It will depend on the exact gene and organism you are considering. From a molecular point of view, the vast majority of recessive mutations result from a change producing either a non-functional protein product or a truncated product that is cleaned up by the cell. We can reasonably assume that ...


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[This is purely speculative] Assumptions: impact on fitness is measured by survival chance impact is because of protein coding genes Probability of a mutation at position $i$ $P(m=i\ |\ g)$ where $g$ is the genome with its annotations. Probability that activity of some protein changes by X-fold given mutation at $i^{th}$ position(s) in the genome: ...


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Standing genetic variation is when there is more than one allele at locus in the population at the time-point in question. When an allele goes to fixation there is no standing genetic variation at the locus until new mutations occur. Loci where alleles are not fixed are described as having standing genetic variation. "Standing genetic variation: the ...



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