|MadSci Network: Genetics|
It seems apparent that my brother and I received a different X chromosome from our mother. I based this on the development of male pattern baldness, which, from what I understand, is linked with the X chromosome. My younger brother has classical, and rather advanced, symptoms for male pattern baldness, whilst I have been able to hold on to a very healthy crop of hair. Is the assumption that we each inherited the different X chromosome correct? (my mothers-father was bold at an early age however my mothers-mothers-father never went bold). If so, what are other physical traits linked to the X chromosome that may differ between my brother and I? Despite similarities we have some obvious differences – my brother is considerably taller, lighter in build, has lighter (and less) hair, grows sparse gingery facial hair, and he is partially colour blind (!). Does the X chromosome explain these differences?? Thank you in advance,
Re: What physical traits are associated with the X chromosome?
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