Sex-linked disorder


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Sex-linked disorder

A disorder caused by a gene located on a sex chromosome, usually the X chromosome.
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The first definition of AIDS was linked to men, because it was perceived to be a disease of gay men and those with a male sex-linked disorder, hemophilia.
This prediction has subsequently been shown to be correct, as evidenced by the accuracy of this approach for determining the fetal sex for sex-linked disorders and for fetal RhD genotyping.
For example, it's quite likely that the elective sex selection category includes PGDs done to detect sex-linked disorders as well as those done for family balancing, Dr.