I have model with 20 genes which can take on a value of 1 or 0 (the alleles). What is their expected value and variance assuming the alleles are selected with equal probability?

Is this just a binomial distribution?

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    $\begingroup$ You need to know whether those genes take on the values independently. Is that the case or not? $\endgroup$
    – whuber
    Mar 25 '20 at 18:26
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, their values are assigned independently $\endgroup$
    – adkane
    Mar 25 '20 at 18:44

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