bio 1002 lab report 2.docx - Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to target the Alu sequence in the human DNA of twelve individuals in the class

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Abstract : The purpose of this experiment was to target the Alu sequence in the human DNA of twelve individuals in the class and determine whether they had a copy of the Alu sequence on both copies of chromosome 16, one copy, or no copies. This is significant because afterwards we used the results to test the Hardy-Weinberg theory using the Hardy-Weinberg equation. What was found was that the twelve individuals who the samples were collected from were in Hardy- Weinberg equilibrium, and therefore supports the Hardy-Weinberg theory. With this data we can now compare it to other sets of the same data using larger populations and compare if the results are the same. Introduction : An Alu sequence “is a DNA sequence about 300 base pairs long that is repeated almost 500,000 times throughout the human genome,” (citation). The origin is still unknown, but is useful to geneticists because “, when present within introns of certain genes they can either be associated with a disease or be used to estimate relatedness among individuals” (citation). For
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