Unformatted text preview: Some Sex-Linked Human Disorders • Hemophilia • Hemophilia is caused by the inability to produce a critical blood-clotting factor. • Hemophilia is treated by supplying the affected individuals with the clotting factor. If not treated, hemophilia is usually fatal. • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy • One of the forms of muscle degeneration • Fragile X • A nucleotide repeat disorder that causes mental impairment • Red-green colorblindness • Androgen insensitivity • Males do not respond in development to androgen signals resulting in sterility and some "female" traits....
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- Spring '10
- XY sex-determination system, Muscular dystrophy, sex-linked human disorders