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    A couple is both phenotypically normal, but their son suffers from hemophilia. Draw a pedigree that shows the genotype of the 3 individuals. What fractions of their children are likely to suffer from hemophilia? What fractions are likely to be carriers?

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    Hemophilia is an X-linked trait. This means that men are much more likely to be afflicted than women. Hemophilia affects the production of a protein that helps blood to clot. Without this protein, affected men suffer frequent uncontrollable bleeding that can be fatal.

    If the son has hemophilia, his only X chromosome must be defective. Since he is a boy, ...

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    The hemophilia probability is estimated.