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Statistical Genetics STAT 840 (4)

An introduction to the models and methods of Statistical Genetics. A basis for further statistical studies, whether in quantitative genetics, human and medical genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, or computational molecular genetics, is established. Specific topics can include statistical models for Mendelian genetic traits, population genetics: Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, allelic variation, population subdivision, co-ancestry coefficients, the coalescent, pedigree relationships and gene identity, meiosis and recombination linkage detection and an introduction to linkage analysis. Prerequisite: STAT 450 or permission of the instructor.