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From: "Fran Akridge" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] X inactivation [hemophilia]
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 20:49:56 -0400
In-Reply-To: AAAAAOLYVnR9SL9Ahkf0ISLBZl1EGkIA


Diane wrote:
"My recollection from undergraduate genetics (eons ago) is that a homozygous
female will have hemophilia, but that the reason, at least historically
(before
effective drugs were available), they're not well known is that 1)
homozygosity
is extremely rare and 2) they don't survive the onset of mensus. Does my
memory
serve me?"

Yes, they did tell us that they wouldn't survive the onset of menses.
However, knowing what I know now, I'm not sure that we were taught
correctly.

Fran Goode Akridge


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