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Definition of «Hardy-Weinberg law»

Hardy-Weinberg law: Basic concept in population genetics discovered independently in 1908 by the great English mathematician G(odfrey) H(arold) Hardy and Wilhelm Weinberg, a physician in Germany. The Hardy- Weinberg law is a cornerstone of clinical genetics. (In technical terms, the Hardy-Weinberg law relates the gene frequency to the genotype frequency and so can be utilized, for example, to determine allele frequency and heterozygote frequency when the incidence of a genetic disorder is known).

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