Color Blindness

A colorblind boy has a normal mother and a colorblind father From which parent did he get the colorblind gene?


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We know that if a father is colorblind and the mother is neither colorblind nor a carrier, then the sons will not be colorblind. So, using logic, that means that the father can't cause a son to become colorblind. Process of elimination would point towards whenever a son is colorblind that it comes from the mother. A diagram explaining how colorblindness is inherited can be viewed in the related links.