Minor allele frequency

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Minor allele frequency (MAF) refers to the frequency at which the least common allele occurs in a given population.

SNPs with a minor allele frequency of 5% or greater were targeted by the HapMap project.[1]

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  1. ^ The International HapMap Consortium (2005). "A haplotype map of the human genome". Nature 437 (7063): 1299–1320. doi:10.1038/nature04226. PMC 1880871. PMID 16255080.