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Inheritance and Genetics of X-linked Genetic Diseases

Inheritance Features

Inheritance features for X-linked Genetic Diseases:

  Milder form of disease possible in females?: Yes, for some diseases. Although females cannot be carriers of the dominant disease, females have a second X chromosome, which should have a good gene that may mitigate somewhat against the dominant bad gene in the other X (i.e. perhaps the bad gene is not totally dominant).

X-linked Genetic Diseases Genetics: Book Excerpts

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of X-linked Genetic Diseases refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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