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December 16, 2015: I am a woman with mild color vision deficiency. I know that my mother's maternal grandfather was quite color blind, as was one of her female first cousins. And that my dad has a color blindness like mine. Is the degree of deficiency inherited, or can it vary? Also, is my deficiency milder than the known deficiency on my mother's side of the family because my less-deficient X chromosome from my father trumps the more-deficient X chromosome from my mother? Or was that just luck?
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December 9, 2015: What is known about the origins of psoriasis? Might those genes enhancing the immune response and causing the condition also have been (still be) an evolutionary asset? 
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December 4, 2015: I heard from someone today that people can be allergic to water. Is this true? Do we know why?
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May 21, 2015: Has anyone shown whether some kids are at a higher risk for getting autism from a vaccine?
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March 11, 2015: I am married to my second cousin meaning that my mother and his father are first cousins. Are there any high chances for a disability if we have kids?
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November 12, 2014: Why do some Africans with albinism have green eyes?  And why if they make no pigment are they darker than Europeans with albinism?
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May 22, 2014: What are the genetics behind congenital amusia (tone deafness)?
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December 12, 2013: My father is colorblind and my mom isn’t.  Why are all my sisters but none of my brothers colorblind?
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November 7, 2013: My friend’s husband has Sertoli Cell Only Syndrome.  Will they be able to have children, and if so, what are the chances that a son would also get Sertoli Cell Only Syndrome?
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September 12, 2013: My mom’s brother is color blind but my mother and I are not. Because color blindness is sex linked and generally passed to males by the mother, if I have a boy will he be color blind for certain?  (I am female.)
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