is color blindness caused by recessive or dominant gene

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Dr. Matthew Goren answered:

Red-green color blindness is caused by an x-linked recessive gene. In a family, the mother is a carrier of this gene while the father does not have the gene. What are the possible effects on their children?

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half of the daughters will be carriers and half of the sons will be color blind.
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Why am i color blind? What is the cause of color blindness? No one in my family has the gene that causes color blindness.

Blame your Mom

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If you have red-green color deficiency, then you carry a defective X-chromosome which you got from your Mom (I assume you are a male). Your Mom was a carrier so she was color normal and you had a 50% chance of getting the abnormal X from her. So in fact someone in your family, Mom, had the gene.
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If i carry the gene that causes people to be color blind, shoud i have children?

Most do

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Color vision is important & defects vary in their intensity a effect on various individuals. I wouldn't classify it as a significant reason to avoid having kids. If dad did I wouldn't be here. It didn't hamper in his professional career or me in mine.
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So I'm curious if I carry the gene that causes people to be color blind, shoud I have childeren?

Why not

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Color deficiency, usually in males, is because of a defect on the sex chromosome (the X) which is unchecked by the Y (male) chromosome. If you have this, none of your children will be color deficient because your male children get a Y from you and your deficient X goes to your daughter whose mother is undoubtedly color normal. Color deficiency is not a particularly big handicap anyway.
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No one in my family has the gene that causes color blindness and yet I have it. How is this possible?

X-linked

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The most common colorblindedness is an x-linked trait. That means it occurs almost exclusively in males and is passed to them from a defect X from their mothers. Your mother could have gotten this gene from her mother. In this case, there would be no relatives with it. PS. Ask your mother's father if he is color-blind.
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My dad is color blind. i carry the gene. Is it horrible to be color blind?

Ask your dad

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Most people with color-blindedness function completely normally with regard to visual activiies. They just have some difficulty telling some colors apart. For example, greens and browns tend to look the same to them.
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Help please! Is color blindness a gene disorder or a chromosomal disorder?

The same

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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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I have to do a genetic disorder report for class and was debating between color blindness and hemophilia. What are your opinions?

Both interesting

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These are both fascinating diseases and the subject of much inquiry. Look on wikipedia and you will find much to talk about. The issues are quite different but the underpinning for each is genetic. The hemophilia has had impacts on history such as the family of Queen Victoria. Color deficiency has caused some famous accidents. Have fun.
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Can red green color blindness cause headaches?

No

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The eye adapts to this dysfunction and headaches might occur from other causes but not from the color deficiency.
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Does color blindness cause other health problems?

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This is an isolated inherited defect of the light and color receptors of the eye. It does not cause any problems elsewhere in the body. The only risk is if you need color vision to avoid some external hazard in your environment and this puts you at risk.
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