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Use of overlapping normal distributions in genetic counselling.
  1. N R Dennis,
  2. C O Carter


    If a numerical variable can be assumed to be normally, but differently, distributed in each of two or more populations, then for an 'unknown' individual whose numerical value is known the relative probability of his belonging to each of the populations can be simply calculated. We briefly review the method and its application in genetic counselling.

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