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Hardy Weinberg law is related to:
|A||Gene therapy [Recent Question 20121|
|B||Human genome project|
1. Hardy Weinberg Law: States that the genotype frequencies in a population remain constant or are in equilibrium from generation to generation unless specific disturbing influences are introduced.
2. Genetic equilibrium (HW law) is a basic principle of population genetics; the entire principle is based on Mendelian genetics.
3. Deviations in HW law: HW law fails to apply in:
i. Non-random mating (assortative mating)
- New mutations
ii. Genetic drift
iii. Gene flow
iv. Natural selection (mortality selection, fecundity selection)
- Small populations
vi. Dynamic populations
4. HW law assumes that human population is static, large and has random mating.