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Yes, it would be reasonable to expect greater variation in the offspring of the Canadian woman. Human genetic variation is the genetic differences among populations. Populations have access a pool of genes and over-time polymorphisms may arise to create greater variation. Human populations within a species are defined by, divergence times and rates of gene ...


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The definition of IBD is always the same - an allele or segment of alleles which is shared between two individuals because of descent from a common ancstor. In the context of this paper, the authors are referring to segments of the genome between individuals which are IBD. In this case, they are looking at recently isolated populations who are likely to ...


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