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Hemophilia

Excluding Queen Victoria's Family

Consider the other European families affected by the hemophilia gene. If you were a member of one of these families, what would be some implications?

If hemophilia had been transmitted as a recessive trait, rather than an X-linked one, what would have been the implications for the European aristocracy?

Why are there so many more male than female hemophiliacs?

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Well the gene is linked to the X-chromosome. So females of my family (if it is one of these families) may carry it without having the illness because the other X-chromosome in each of their genomes is "healthy". Males within my family either carry it in their single X-chromosome - which means the ...

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