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Yelena Aronova-Tiuntseva
Former Student
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo
Hemophilia: The 'Royal Disease'

This case deals with the genetics of the hemophilic condition that afflicted the royal families of Europe.  Students trace the pedigrees of the descendants of Queen Victoria and the passage of the recessive X-linked trait from ancestor to ancestor. The case is suitable for courses in general biology at either the high school or college level.