XYY syndrome


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XYY syndrome

the theory that a man with an extra Y-chromosome is predisposed towards violence and aggression and hence the basis, usually unsuccessful, for a defence argument.
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1975) (examining evidence of XYY syndrome as biological cause of deviant behavior).
This book is a collection of essays and articles, some previously published, most appearing for the first time, on a wide array of current controversies in ethical issues in health care, from Auschwitz to the XYY syndrome.
In utilizing chromosome probes to enumerate chromosomes 21, 18, 13, X and Y, the procedure can identify disorders such as Down's Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome, Patau's Syndrome, Kleinfelter's Syndrome, XYY Syndrome, Triple X Syndrome and Turner's Syndrome.