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Synesthesia Gene

I have some facts about the hereditary synesthesia debate that I’d like to add.

  • In 2006 scientists found that there was about an even number of male synesthetes versus female synesthetes, so researchers no longer believe that synesthesia is present on the x chromosome.  
  • Researchers also believe that there may be multiple genes for synesthesia, each with varying degrees of expression, so just using “one of my parents has synesthesia” or ‘none of my parents have synesthesia” isn’t a reliable way to follow the presence of synesthesia through generation

Just some stuff I wanted to bring to light.

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