A 44-year-old member asked:
What is genetics?
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Clinical Genetics 27 years experience
General answer: Genetics is a term that refers to the study of genes and their role in inheritance – the way certain traits are passed down from one generation to another.
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Preventive Medicine 24 years experience
Study of heredity: Genetics is the study of the hereditary material (DNA) of living organisms that is transmitted from generation to generation. Genes are distinct parts of the hereditary material that determine which proteins are produced, influencing the organism's traits.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What is clinical genetics?
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Dermatology 32 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
What are the genetics of sma?
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Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Autosomal recessive: A defect in the smn1 gene is what is inherited. Someone has to get 2 copies of this defective gene (one from mom and one from dad) to have sma. If someone only has one copy of the defective-they are a carrier and can pass on that gene to their offspring.
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Last updated Mar 16, 2021
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