London: The identity of the "cursed blood" disorder that troubled the British Royal Family in the 19th and early 20th centuries has been revealed.
Since this blood disorder is linked to the X chromosome it passed on through the maternal line, but is only manifested in male descendants. This is because males have only one X chromosome, so the mutation on that single chromosome is "expressed" as the disease. Females only carry the disease, because their second X chromosome is extremely unlikely to have this same, very rare mutation. Lead researcher Dr Evgeny Rogaev from the University of Massachusetts told the BBC that it was the "final chapter" in the confirmation of the Romanov family``s remains. He added: "We have resolved a medical mystery from the past." ANI
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