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franky172

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Holy cow. Niwrad is going to lecture us on probability theory now?

 Quote If we have a 1% difference between the genomes in average we find a mismatch in a 100 base sequence, then 3 mismatches in a series of 10 30 base sequences. Hence the probability of finding a mismatch in a 30 base sequence is 3/10.

No.  The probability of finding an error in 30 trials with 99% correct rate is not 3/10.  This is the kind of logic that would get you kicked out of undergraduate probability courses.

P(at least one error) = 1-p(no errors) = 1-.99^30 ~= 0.26

I see that
CharlesJ caught this too.

Doesn't the Isaac Newton of information theory have any standards?

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