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What family members show signs of x-linked dominant disorder?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends on sex
Any males with the gene will have the disorder assuming the gene is expressed.
So will a female. A female with the disease and one x with the gene has a fifty fifty chance of passing it on to her children. If both of her xs have the gene, all children will get the gene. A male with the gene has a fifty fifty chance of passing it on to his daughters but cannot pass it on to his sons.

In brief: Depends on sex
Any males with the gene will have the disorder assuming the gene is expressed.
So will a female. A female with the disease and one x with the gene has a fifty fifty chance of passing it on to her children. If both of her xs have the gene, all children will get the gene. A male with the gene has a fifty fifty chance of passing it on to his daughters but cannot pass it on to his sons.
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