Biostatistics 666: Course Introduction and Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium

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Objective

This lecture does double duty, introducing course objectives and the concept of Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium.

It combines topics previously covered in two separate lectures in earlier editions of the course, hopefully allowing us to cover some newer material in the course.

Original Detailed Layout (In Two Lectures)

Biostatistics 666: Introductory Lecture - PDF

Biostatistics 666: Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium - PDF

Slides

Slides in PDF Format

Background Reading

For more on Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium, please read the following paper and the references therein:

Wigginton JE, Cutler DJ and Abecasis GR (2005). A note on exact tests of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. Am J Hum Genet 76:887-93 Abstract and PDF