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Unformatted text preview: likelihood of the present British royal familys harboring the recessive allele? (b) A painting showing Queen Victoria surrounded by her numerous descendants. [Part a, after C. Stern, Principles of Human Genetics , 3d ed. Copyright 1973 by W. H. Freeman and Company; part b, Royal Collection, St. Jamess Palace. Copyright Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.] tions to male circumcision that show clearly that the mode of transmission of the disease through unaffected carrier females was well understood in ancient times. For example, one exemption was for the sons of (a) (b) 44200_02_p27-72 3/2/04 11:38 AM Page 53...
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