Inheritance and Genetics of X-linked Genetic Diseases
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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