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Definition
a single segment of DNA which when combined determine inherited traits such as hair color or height
  • It should be emphasized that the hemophilia gene may be carried recessively in the male as a part of his genetic make-up.
  • 92-93): It is now generally agreed that the TK phenomenon is a genetic-recessive occurrence-but the opposite of a disease like hemophilia, which becomes overt only in males.

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  • Progress is already being made toward complete isolation of the TK gene.
  • In that disease, once called "King's Evil," the gene is recessive in the female and is carried harmlessly.
  • This disease is generated only if an afflicted male marries a woman carrying the recessive gene.
  • It should be emphasized that the hemophilia gene may be carried recessively in the male as a part of his genetic make-up.
  • But if he marries a woman with the same outlaw gene, the result will be hemophilia if the offspring is male.
  • In the case of royal families, where intermarriage was common, the chance of the gene reproducing once it entered the family tree were high-thus the name King's Evil.
  • With the TK phenomenon, the male appears to be the carrier; the TK gene may be recessive in the female, but dominates only in the female.
  • It appears that Ralph White carried the gene.
  • Margaret Brigham, by purest chance, also carried the outlaw gene sign, but we may be fairly confident that it was recessive, as no information has ever been found to indicate that she had telekinetic powers resembling her daughter's.
  • And the chances of meeting and marrying another woman with the TK gene at random would be small.
  • None of the teams working on the problem have yet isolated the gene.
  • Surely no one can doubt, in light of the Maine holocaust, that isolating this gene must become one of medicine's number-one priorities.
  • The hemophiliac, or H gene, produces male issue with a lack of blood platelets.
  • The telekinetic, or TK gene, produces female Typhoid Marys capable of destroying almost at will....
  • We know that this so-called "wild talent" is really a hereditary trait, produced by a gene that is usually recessive, if present at all.
  • It is more or less assumed in the scientific community (see, for instance, Bourke and Hannegan's "A View Toward Isolation of the TK Gene with Specific Recommendations for Control Parameters" in Microbiology Annual, Berkeley: 1982) that when a testing procedure is established, all school-age children will undergo the test as routinely as they now undergo the TB s~n-patch.

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