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RE: RE: RE: The state of my vision

by hil (Sexton)
on Oct 21, 2000 at 02:18 UTC ( #37750=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: RE: The state of my vision
in thread The state of my vision

You're right - red-green color blindness is a flaw in a gene on the X chromosome. This is why there are so many men with the condition but so few women. A woman has two X chromosomes, and so would have to get two flawed copies of the gene.

Men only get one chance.

Let's hear it for redundancy!

Vision can vary greatly amoung family members because much of vision quality is environmental. Not to say that genetics aren't important. Unfortunately, vision degrades when you abuse it. But happily, contacts aren't that bad. {grin}

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[holli]: that's an empirical fact btw
[Corion]: holli: Well, there are whites and reds that you can distinguish, as some of the red wines have more tannine which makes the wine taste bitter rather than sour ;)
[Corion]: But other than that, don't judge wines on price, and if you don't like the taste you don't have to drink the wine ;-D

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