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What is the differernce between family genetics and population genetics?

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Wiki User
04/05/2012

Population genetics is the study of large groups of individuals bought related and unrelated. Generally, this type of statistical analysis

Family genetics deals with the analysis of genetics from a relatively small group of related individuals (and their ancestors) to evaluate the potential for inheritance of disease/defective alleles. Information from this type of study can be used by counselors who are discussing a family's concerns regarding reproduction and the immediate potential to produce a child with particular genetic disorders associated with the family or within a population subset with certain predisposition for genetic disorders...ex. sickle cell anemia, Tay Sachs,

et cetera.