Rare disease research questoin

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Rare disease research questoin

Post by swingalittlemore » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:32 am

Hey,
I'm researching a rare disease that was described as "a disorder with male-to-male transmission observed" that has dominant inheritance. Can anyone tell me what that means, for example whether or not a woman could get the disease? This statement confused me because I believe two women in the family for which the disease was named had the disorder. I know this site is mostly for school-based questions but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask! Thanks a lot!

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:00 am

I think it deals with sex-linked inheritance, commonly like baldness case :)
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:06 am

baldness is not a desease, doc
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Post by Dr.Stein » Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:23 am

WHO said it is a disease? I just put example of the expression of sex-linked gene, which is in baldness CASE. It might that the disease discussed in this thread has similar mechanism with my example (baldness). Do you get my point?
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