On Tue, Oct 06, 1998 at 12:46:42PM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> > Two Y chromosones?
> > I'm going to hope you meant to X's, else I shall have to REALLY dig and
> > find my old high school bio book and try to remember the various problems
> > slightly more pressing than logging into your computer that come up...
> Actually, there are some -very- rare individuals who have two Y
> chromosomes. But they also have an X chromosome. And there are
> some equally rare folks with two Xes and a Y. IIRC, there are
> no obvious physical signs; but such folk tend to be subject to
> various extremes of anti-social and violent behavour.
Actually, such folk tend to have some physical and mental signs, which
get worse as the number of additional chromosomes increases. There are
people with XYYYY chromosomes, but they're usually quite retarded and
have multiple physical problems.
If you want to know more, flip through an introductory genetics book;
the resulting knowledge may intrigue you, will almost certainly
disgust you, but hopefully will also instill you with a sense of awe
at the amazing systems that make us "us". Evolution is cool. :)
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