Diseases linked to X chromosome with a dominant inheritance are most common in females than in males, since it can always appear in women with at least one X chromosome damaged.
The chances for a sick woman to pass the disease to offspring are:
- 25% of having a healthy son
- 25% of having a healthy daughter
- 25% of having a sick son
- 25% of having a sick daughter
By Dra. Alicia Francos Pérez MD, MSc (gynecologist), Antonio Alcaide Raya BSc, MSc, PhD (senior embryologist), Dra. Victoria Rey Caballero MD, MSc (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/08/2018