What is color blindness?

The two genes that produce red and green light-sensitive proteins are located on the X chromosome. Mutations in these genes can cause color blindness. Color blindness is a common inherited sex-linked disorder that affects a person's ability to see or recognize certain colors. Eight to ten percent of all males and one half of a percent of all females are color-blind.

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