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NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms


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  • X-linked recessive  (…. linkt reh-SEH-siv)
    X-linked recessive inheritance refers to genetic conditions associated with mutations in genes on the X chromosome. A male carrying such a mutation will be affected, because he carries only one X chromosome. A female carrying a mutation in one gene, with a normal gene on the other X chromosome, will be unaffected.