What is the most common genetic abnormally?
Steven B. Harris
sbharris at ix.netcom.com
Sun Jun 15 15:51:49 EST 1997
In <33A367BC.4B7E at sprynet.com.ns> Elliot Williams
<kakapo at sprynet.com.ns> writes:
>What is the most common genetic abnormally?
>Is hemochromatosis (iron overload) the most common genetic
>Heterozygous (single gene) 1 in 8
>Homozygous (double gene) 1 in 200
>What are the other common genetic abnormalities?
>kakapo at sprynet.com
About 1 in 20 carries the gene for cystic fibrosis, with the
homozygous frequency being about 1 in 4*(20)^2 = 1600. Of course, the
frequency of these things varies with the population.
Steve Harris, M.D.
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