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congenital tendency to uncontrolled bleeding; usually affects males and is transmitted from mother to son
  • 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.
  • But if he marries a woman with the same outlaw gene, the result will be hemophilia if the offspring is male.
  • Hemophilia also showed up in significant quantities in Appalachia during the earlier part of this century, and is commonly noticed in those cultures where incest and the marriage of first cousins is common.
  • Investigations are now being conducted into the life of Margaret Brigham's grandmother, Sadie Cochran-for, if the dominant/recessive pattern obtains with TK as it does with hemophilia, Mrs. Cochran may have been TK dominant.

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