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How genetically is duchenne muscular dystrophy is transmitted?

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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: X linked

The gene for the abnormal protein is located on the x chromosome.
Hence it is "x linked" . Mostly boys are affected.

In brief: X linked

The gene for the abnormal protein is located on the x chromosome.
Hence it is "x linked" . Mostly boys are affected.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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In brief: X linked recessive

So it only shows up in males.
Females can carry the gene and pass it on to their sons.

In brief: X linked recessive

So it only shows up in males.
Females can carry the gene and pass it on to their sons.
Dr. Christopher Abel
Dr. Christopher Abel
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