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Problem: Hemophilia C is an autosomal recessive disorder. Complete the Punnet square and answer the questions below, given only the following:Jenny and Mike, who are both carriers for Hemophilia C, are expecting a son, Sam.a. What is the probability that Sam would have Hemophilia C?b. What is the probability that Sam would be a carrier for Hemophilia C?If a genetic test confirmed Sam did not have Hemophilia C, what is the probability he would c. be a carrier for Hemophilia C?

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The trait in question is stated to be autosomal recessive. This means that Sam, the couple's future son, need to have two copies of the recessive allele to be afflicted.

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Hemophilia C is an autosomal recessive disorder. Complete the Punnet square and answer the questions below, given only the following:

Jenny and Mike, who are both carriers for Hemophilia C, are expecting a son, Sam.

a. What is the probability that Sam would have Hemophilia C?

b. What is the probability that Sam would be a carrier for Hemophilia C?

If a genetic test confirmed Sam did not have Hemophilia C, what is the probability he would 

c. be a carrier for Hemophilia C?

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