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Why does wiskott aldrich syndrome only affect males?
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: X-linked disease
The gene associated with this condition is located on the x chromosome, which is one of the two sex chromosomes.
In females (who have two x chromosomes), a mutation in one of the two copies of the gene in each cell usually does not cause the disorder. In males (who have only one x chromosome), a mutation in the only copy of the gene in each cell causes the disorder.

In brief: X-linked disease
The gene associated with this condition is located on the x chromosome, which is one of the two sex chromosomes.
In females (who have two x chromosomes), a mutation in one of the two copies of the gene in each cell usually does not cause the disorder. In males (who have only one x chromosome), a mutation in the only copy of the gene in each cell causes the disorder.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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In brief: Genetic disease
It is a genetic disorder which is transmitted on the y-chromosome.
Males(boys) have xy chromosomes and females (girls have xx chromosome).

In brief: Genetic disease
It is a genetic disorder which is transmitted on the y-chromosome.
Males(boys) have xy chromosomes and females (girls have xx chromosome).
Dr. Walid Abuhammour
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Dr. Scott Diede
This is incorrect. Wiskott-Aldrich is an X-linked recessive disease, which means that the affected gene is on the X chromosome, not the Y.
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