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Help please! is color blindness a gene disorder or a chromosomal disorder?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
The same: Genes are the elements of the chromosomes and so a disorder of a gene will be carried on a chromosome (usually the x for most color blindness). It is like saying is an apartment the same as an apartment building.
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