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.