Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Thu Apr 29 20:54:49 UTC 2010

On Apr 29, 2010, at 3:34 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

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> Poster:       "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Subject:      Re: genetics
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> At 4/29/2010 02:59 PM, Alison Murie wrote:
>> Women carry the gene; men express it.
> Alison,
> Can you remind me how a gene carried by only one gender becomes
> "expressed" in the other?  (I assume that if (only) women carry the
> gene, it must be in the Y chromosome.)
> Joel
It would have to be carried on the X, or a woman wouldn't have it.
Presumably it is dominant, or there would need to be two, one from
each parent.  The mechanism may be more complicated, controlled by
more than one pair of genes.  I'm no geneticist, just parroting stuff
I read somewhere,  confirmed by my biologist husband.

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