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prevalence

(Science: statistics) The proportion of individuals in a population having a disease.


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In AQ mode one can design point mutation detecting dispensation orders and peak height ration will tell the prevalence of mutation in a wild type background.

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by kk
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Pyrosequencing
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Re: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?

I was overgeneralizing by saying that more men are homosexual. However, the data seem to indicate that more men engage in homosexual behavior . However, the terms "androphilia" and "gynephilia" indicate attraction, not behavior. Examination of homosexual behavior separately finds...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?
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Views: 1503

Re: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?

My idea about homosexuality being more prevalent in males comes from the Kinsey Reports. Also, if we think about sexual preference genes in terms of marginal utility, it would explain why gynephilia genes on other chromosomes would eventually be eliminated in favor of gynephilia genes on the Y chrom...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?
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Views: 1503

XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?

A while ago, a study showed that the female relatives of homosexual men tend to have more children than average females. The study suggested that male homosexuality could be due to androphilia genes rather than homosexuality genes. If we think this way, our chromosome system could explain why more m...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: XX - XY system explain prevalence of male homosexuality?
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Views: 1503

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... phenomenon by making the gut contents pass faster in one's bowels. This is also supported by the finding that high-fibre diet seems to lower the prevalence of colorectal cancer. Diabetes and cardiovascular issues are another story, mostly linked to metabolic problems and obesity, and according ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Things that cause cancer (in modern humans who live longer)
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