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How can the inheritance of colorblindness and hemophilia differ from other diseases that can be inherited?

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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: X-linked vs. others

Hemophilia and color blindness are inherited through x-chromosome.
This means that females (who have two x chromosomes, which makes them females) are generally less affected. Males are more severely affected (they have one x and one y chromosome which lacks genes). Other modes are autosomal recessive (parents carriers), dominant (parent often affected) or mitochondrial (from maternal line).

In brief: X-linked vs. others

Hemophilia and color blindness are inherited through x-chromosome.
This means that females (who have two x chromosomes, which makes them females) are generally less affected. Males are more severely affected (they have one x and one y chromosome which lacks genes). Other modes are autosomal recessive (parents carriers), dominant (parent often affected) or mitochondrial (from maternal line).
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