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XYY Supermale Syndrome 3

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Amanda Jones and James Berns



Xyy Supermale Syndrome 3 is an aneuploidy of the Y chromosome. It causes each cell of an afflicted person to have two Y chromosomes in the cell. Xyy Supermale Syndrome 3 can only affect men because women do not have a Y chromosome. The extra Y is caused by a non-disjunction mutation during meiosis. The embryo thus recieves two Y chromosomes and only one X chromosome. [1]












Karyotype of a man with two Y chromosomes.



Chromosome Defect and Mutation




Treatments and Living with XYY







  1. "XYY Syndrome." Global Oneness. 2005. Web. 27 Oct 2009. .
  2. "XYY ." Global Oneness. 11 Oct 2009. Wikimedia, Web. 27 Oct 2009. .

Comments (21)

rryoung@... said

at 1:59 pm on Oct 29, 2009

You are off to a good start on the first page. Make certain that you are much more in-depth on your secondary pages. You need to include more details, pictures, and videos.

Isabel Wenk said

at 4:48 pm on Nov 2, 2009

I like your page. You organize your ideas well and there are easy to find. Maybe you could added more pictures but the pictures you uploaded are good and help with the understanding.

Sarah Lorenz said

at 10:17 am on Nov 4, 2009

The signs of this disorder aren't terribly severe, which is a good thing. It's nice that some men can live a normal life without really being affected, unless they try to have kids.

Dylan Caudill said

at 10:18 am on Nov 4, 2009

The symptoms of this disease don't seem that severe. I liked how you included the picture of the XYY Guy so that we could see what someone with this disease looks like, and how they live with it.

Callie Parker said

at 10:21 am on Nov 4, 2009

I thought the pictures were really good at showing us someone who really had XYY syndrome. However, I felt that some of the terms used made it a little hard to understan... like a Chorionic villi ...?

Julie Swihart said

at 10:22 am on Nov 4, 2009

I find it interesting that somebody can live without knowing they have this disease. I like how you listed different behavoral characteristics rather than just physical characteristics.

Kaleigh Volpp said

at 10:30 am on Nov 4, 2009

I like that you included a you tube video and pictures. It makes it easier to follow. Your set up looks good and I like how much you went into depth as well.

Jacob Halbert said

at 10:33 am on Nov 4, 2009

the picture of the karyotype is very good because it give the viewers an idea of where this disorder occurs.

Ross Didelot said

at 10:55 am on Nov 4, 2009

Very interesting disorder. I'm glad to see that there are patients with the disorder who are able to live normal lives.

Callie Meece said

at 10:17 am on Nov 5, 2009

It was very interesting to find out that some people believe that Supermale syndrome is the "criminal disease", but i can understand why someone would assume that to be true because one of the signs is to be abmormally aggressive. If some would did somehow prove taht is was the "criminal disease", though, I would be afraid for all people that are affected with the disorder would be lock up or kept away from the general public.

Julie Swihart said

at 10:18 am on Nov 5, 2009

I find it interesting that somebody can live without knowing they have this disease. But it is also cool that it doesnt really have life-threatening effects and can function normally like the "XYY guy" that you linked your page to. Also, I like how you listed different behavoral characteristics rather than just physical characteristics and the "XYY guy" mentioned some of these on his website.

Jacob Halbert said

at 10:18 am on Nov 5, 2009

the picture of the karyotype is very good because it give the viewers an idea of where this disorder occurs. this disorder occurs only in the y chromosome so this means that women can not be diagnosed with this disorder.

Sara Adams said

at 10:22 am on Nov 5, 2009

i really liked that you included the link about the man actually living with supermale syndrome. it was interesting to hear someone talk about what its really like living with the disease. he sounds like a normal person overall just with a few"differences".

Taylor Heidorn said

at 10:23 am on Nov 5, 2009

It says that if you get the ambiotic tests done and find out that your baby has this disorder that they parents may chose to terminate the baby, but i wonder how many parents would actually do that because it says on your symptoms page that men may not even know until they are trying to have kids, so it does not seem like this should be a good reason to get rid of a child just because he may be infertile when he is an adult....? ...interesting to think about.

Tyler Lasky said

at 10:30 am on Nov 5, 2009

Normally I would associate the symptoms of this disease with anger or overall emotional issues, but I found it interesting that sever acne is a symptom. The link to the "Stereotype of Karyotype" is very useful and gives some real life feedback on the life with the disease.

Alexandrea Schwent said

at 10:32 am on Nov 5, 2009

the signs and symptoms arn't that severe for Supermale, also that some symptoms occur, but that there are some males with two Y chromosomes and function normally.

William Etienne said

at 10:33 am on Nov 5, 2009

I was interested in this wiki because it was very similar to my disorder. (XXY vs. XYY)
The symptoms are not completely different but i was interested to find that there are few similarities. ONe similarity in diagonsis was in the CV testing... We even used the exact same picture. Im glad you chose this picture, it reassures me that I pick the most explanatory and clear image.

Zachary McCormack said

at 10:36 am on Nov 5, 2009

Cool project. The opening page does a good job of illustrating how the disorder comes about, (through a nondisjunction mutation in Meiosis). I also found it interesting that there is controversy over the effects of the disease. I feel both sides of the arguement represent good points in that the disease puts you in stressful situations but also might induce an inborn agression.

Matthew Riggen said

at 10:48 am on Nov 5, 2009

When I first came to this page, I thought that it was a little spare on information. In the few days since, it's grown into a fully fleshed-out functional wiki. Nice work.

Kaleigh Volpp said

at 10:56 am on Nov 5, 2009

It's interesting to know that they can live their entire life without even knowing that they have the disease. The symptoms aren't bad at all, I feel that the only symptom that could be upsetting is anger issues and being infertile.

Andrew Lowhorn said

at 10:58 am on Nov 5, 2009

This disease doesn't seem to be that bad. The media associated it with criminals but how do you even know if you have it if you've never learned what it is? Sure you've got som bad acne, but you might be a great basketball player.

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