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Programmer from Norway, currently diving in deep learning biology and bioinformatics.

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accepted How can you identify if a person is homozygous for a certain allele?
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comment How can you identify if a person is homozygous for a certain allele?
Ah, got it. I was thinking in sets of two primers per allele as one primer.
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comment How can you identify if a person is homozygous for a certain allele?
Btw, what would be the purpose of the common primer? If you have the two other primers, they will still tell you all the information you need, right?
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comment How can you identify if a person is homozygous for a certain allele?
Not at the moment. Right now I'm trying to get an overview. Sequencing would not really be an option cause I want to make this into a super easy testing-kit, one that would need no expensive machinery and would get a test result from a mere droplet of blood. But indeed, your answer was helpful. If I don't get any better answers, I'll mark yours as accepted.
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comment How can you identify if a person is homozygous for a certain allele?
I don't think I have time to breed humans ;)
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comment How can you identify if a person is homozygous for a certain allele?
Yeah, that's a smart approach. But I don't think (= don't know if) the nonfunctional gene will look the same in all individuals. Since it's a missense/nonsense mutation, it probably doesn't have a clear characteristic. Anyway, good point! +1
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