Siblings as backups

Steve Witham (
Sat, 16 Aug 1997 22:53:23 -0400

>On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Anton Sherwood wrote:
>> Philip Witham (any relation to Steve?)

Phil apparently responded:

>Yes. (Average genetic match for siblings is 25%, I believe,

50%, Phil! If you look at any given chromosome,

I get Dad's I get Mom's
Match no match You get Dad's
no match Match You get Mom's

So we have a 50% chance of a match on each one.

>but our memetic match is probably over 50%) :-)

Hey, it's better than chance!


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 before I paid a little debt I owed.
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