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The Long Terms Effects of Evolution...Take a Chance

John Chalmers non12 at deltanet.com
Tue Dec 16 13:31:13 EST 1997


Sorry, but new hemophilia mutations will arise spontaneously
at a low rate (about 1 in 10^6 or 10^7), but as the trait is
recessive, the number of cases will be low except in inbred families
such as European royalty. 

--John


On 16 Dec 1997, Emmanuelle Foster wrote:

> Date: 16 Dec 1997 12:32:31 -0500
> From: Emmanuelle Foster <efoster at lib.drury.edu>
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology, talk.origins, talk.atheism,
>     alt.religion.jehovahs-witn
> Subject: Re: The Long Terms Effects of Evolution...Take a Chance
> 
> Jabriol wrote:
> 
> > so if we get rid..uh.. isolate every hemophiliac in the world, and
> > casra...uh
> > nuterize them.. would we remove the defective gene?
> 
> No, because the gene of haemophilia is a recessive one
> 
> Emmanuelle
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 




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