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How many generations does it take for the average descendant not to be genetically related to the ancestor?

Graham Coop performed simulations related to this question, based on actual transmission data for each chromosome in humans. He found that after 10 or 11 generations there was >50% chance that any ...
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How many generations does it take for the average descendant not to be genetically related to the ancestor?

Father/Mother, DNA = D Child, $\frac{1}{2} \times D$ Grandchild, $\frac{1}{2}\times \frac{1}{2} \times D= \left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^2 \times D$ Great grandchild, $\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)^3 \times D$ ...
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