X-linked recessive diseases

X-linked recessive disorders are also caused by mutations in genes on the X chromosome. In males (who have only one X chromosome), one altered copy of the gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition. In females ...1

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Causes List for X-linked recessive diseases

Some possible causes of X-linked recessive diseases or similar disorders may include:2

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Genetics of X-linked recessive diseases

X-linked recessive diseases are caused by genes located on the X chromosome. Boys have only one copy of X-linked genes because they have one X chromosome. If a boy inherits a disease-causing mutation in a gene located ...3

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  1. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ primer/ inheritance/ inheritancepatterns
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ diseases-conditions/ pidds-genetics-inheritance

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