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Why is color blindness more frequent in boys than girls?

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In brief: Genes

The pigments responsible for sensing colors are encoded on the x chromosomes.
Since females have 2 x chromosomes, they are twice as likely as males to have these pigments and not be color blind.

In brief: Genes

The pigments responsible for sensing colors are encoded on the x chromosomes.
Since females have 2 x chromosomes, they are twice as likely as males to have these pigments and not be color blind.
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