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What is hemophilia?

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The F8 gene produces a protein needed for blood clotting. People with hemophilia bleed longer when they are injured because they are unable to form stable blood clots. Mutations in this gene are responsible for more than 90% of hemophilia cases.
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chromosome x,hemophilia,blood clots,mutations,protein
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