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what gene or chromosome is affected by radiation?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
All.: All of dna can be corrupted by radiation, including all genes and chromosomes.

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What is a genetic disorder?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chromosomes abn.: A genetic disorder is an abnormality in the genetic makeup of an individual, abn expression of chromosomes, (your internal blueprint). This may have been inherited from parents, or a result of a spontaneous change in genes. Epogenetics is the expression of your genes and can be influenced by environment and nutrition. So it doesn't always have to "run in the family".
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Is cfs genetic?

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Dr. Indu Lal
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
NO: No, it can mimic a family's behavior pattern, but i don't think of any genetic involvement.
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What genes play an important role in angina?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Good question: You might want to discuss this matter further with a cardiologist. I don't know of any specific genes that have been implicated as a cause of angina. However, a family history of heart diease, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated lipids and smoking are all risk factors for heart diease including angina. It is possible that genetic factors could put an individual at higher risk for this problem.
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Is fat storage in my waist and abdominal region genetic?

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Dr. Taras Kucher
Vascular Surgery 26 years experience
To some extent.: Truncal obesity is one of the major risk factors. There is a genetic predisposition, but just like with any case of obesity - it is a simple calory count math. If one uses more calories, then he or she consumes, the weight will reduce.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How would find a genetics counselor?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Pre-or postnatal?: Prenatal genetic counselors are usually housed with perinatologists, OB specialists. Geneticists are usually faculty in pediatrics departments of medical schools. Try http://www.Geneclinics.Org or http://www.Nsgc.Org.

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