Is Synaesthesia an X-Linked Dominant Trait with Lethality in Males?

  title={Is Synaesthesia an X-Linked Dominant Trait with Lethality in Males?},
  author={Jamie Ward and Julia Simner},
  pages={611 - 623}
In previous research the inheritance patterns of synaesthesia (eg experiencing colours from graphemes) has been studied and it was concluded that synaesthesia is most likely to be the outcome of a single gene passed on the X chromosome in a dominant fashion. In addition, it has been reported that the female – male ratio of synaesthetes is as high as 6: 1 and the families of synaesthetes contain more female than male members. This raises the possibility that the gene may be associated with… 
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