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Comment author: MathieuRoy 13 March 2014 08:52:46AM 0 points [-]

A gene conveying a 3% fitness advantage, spreading through a population of 100,000, would require an average of 768 generations to reach universality in the gene pool.

Generations to fixation = 2 ln(N) / s = 2 ln(100000)/1.03 = 22.36 != 768

I'm confused.

Comment author: CCC 13 March 2014 09:14:25AM 2 points [-]

(1+s), not s, is the fitness; s=0.03, not 1.03.

Comment author: MathieuRoy 19 March 2014 06:14:15PM 1 point [-]

Thank you.