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  • Posted By: kkuncendorfer
  • February 1, 2007
  • 01:29 AM

Hi.

I am currently a high school student doing a research paper for my biology class. I am trying to find information on sex-linked genetic diseases or physical traits such as baldness in men is from the mothers side of the family. I am specifically looking at y-linked, however, I am not having much luck. If any one could let me know or have some websites that would be helpful please tell me. Thanks.:)

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  • You might be trying your research from the wrong angle. For instance my husband suffers from a rare disease that is X linked. Because men are XY and he has only one X and its bad he has the disease. Whereas a woman has an additional x and does not suffer near the problems of a male with the disease. You might try searching Genetic Research journals or Medmd.com.
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