5 Answered Questions for the topic Human Genetics
Why are males more likely than females to have autism spectrum disorder?
The male to female ratio in autism spectrum disorder is around 4:1. However it seems ASD is not a simple X-linked disorder. Then how is it possible males are more susceptible than females, if the... more
How do the pharmacodynamics of the NSAIDs differ and are there "resistant" COX phenotypes?
I know that the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) affect the enzymes cyclooxygenase (types I and II).Is there any difference in the degree to which these... more
Why has grey hair evolved?
A vast majority of humans get at least some grey hair as they age. As far as I know this applies to both genders and all races. Presumably this means that at least some grey haired humans have... more
How is eye color in humans inherited?
In high school we studied the inheritance of eye color, as it was explained to us in the most simple way: blue eye color is a recessive, monogenic, autosomal trait. Now I know that it is a bit more... more
Do men and women have the same number of genes?
As far as I know, humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, each one which contains a particular amount of genes. But in the "last" pair, men have a XY pair chromosome, and women have a XX pair... more