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Human genetics is retrospective

Human genetics is retrospective - genotype and phenotype...

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Human genetics is retrospective (vs prospective). Human geneticists cannot test hypotheses prospectively. The mouse provides a prospective surrogate. • Can’t do selections • Meager amounts of data Human geneticists typically rely upon statistical arguments as opposed to overwhelming amounts of data in drawing connections between
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Unformatted text preview: genotype and phenotype. • Highly dependent on DNA-based maps and DNA-based analysis The unique advantages of human genetics: • A large population which is self-screening to a considerable degree • Phenotypic subtlety is not lost on the observer • The self interest of our species...
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