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Does eye-color-changing surgery change your genes?

Does eye-color-changing surgery change your genes?

No: No this type of surgery does not effect your genetic make-up or "change" your genes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more


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How do teratogens change your genes?

How do teratogens change your genes?

They usually don't: Teratogens (from terata or monstrosity) are agents that act on the developing embryo/fetus to cause birth defects. Known mechanisms include interference with molecules that govern limb, brain, heart formation like thalidomide or Methotrexate (a folate (folic acid) inhibitor). Teratogens usually affect only the exposed pregnancy and do not change the genes of mother/fetus for future pregnancies. ...Read more

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Do your genes determine your personality?

Do your genes determine your personality?

Nature and nurture: Like most things, both genetic susceptibility and environmental influences together effect a number of human traits, including personality. ...Read more

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Can chemo change your DNA profile?

Can chemo change your DNA profile?

Not really: Chemotherapy can cause some damage to dna but it is usually difficult to detect and it is quickly repaired by the defense mechanisms that normal cells have. Cancer cells lack such repair capabilities and as a result can not repair the damage and are eliminated via a process called apoptosis( also called programmed cell death). ...Read more

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What age does your hormones change?

What age does your hormones change?

Change with age,time: Hormones constantly change. An endocrinologist can help. ...Read more

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Can you change your eye dominance?

Can you change your eye dominance?

Constant Training: People who lose sight in their dominant eye will eventually accommodate and their brains adjust dominance as if by default. If you patch your dominant eye for so long or look at the one eyepiece microscope with your nondominant eye for a long time, you can at least achieve co-dominance and later prefer to use the. ...Read more

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Does your dad's genetics affect the size of your boobs?

Does your dad's genetics affect the size of your boobs?

Somewhat: Many of the body parts and contour are due to shared genetics between the mother and the father. You can get a clue from the women in your father's genetic line. The exact role and which parts of the genetic material have not yet been worked out. ...Read more

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Does HIV change your genes to make you immunodeficient?

Does HIV change your genes to make you immunodeficient?

NO: Hiv kills t cells, which are the masterminds of the immune response. There are many other immunological targets for HIV that together result in severely impaired defenses and subsequent infections and sometimes cancer. Hiv might alter the gene expression of the cells it infects, however these cells eventually die. ...Read more

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Can your nose change shape with age?

Can your nose change shape with age?

Nasal aging: With age, the nose tends to droop. These changes can be addressed with rhinoplasty. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Does your eyeball shape change through life?

Does your eyeball shape change through life?

Some more than other: People with extreme myopia (nearsightedness) may have progressive elongation of the eyeballs. Tight eyelids in youth may cause astigmatism (vertical), which becomes horizontal as the eyelids become loose with age. ...Read more

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Could your iris color change when you age?

Could  your iris color change when you age?

Iris color : Yes. Aging causes some loss of iris pigment. Medications can also change the color. So can certain diseases and surgeries. ...Read more

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Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Can having babies permanently alter your hormones? To a degree of noticeable negative change in personality?

Not really: "maternity blues" which is post delivery depression happens at times, but treatable, at any rate if you are suffering, please seek professional help and counseling, good luck ...Read more

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How can the changing environment affect my genes?

How can the changing environment affect my genes?

Genetics: You cannot change your genes, but you can definitely affect the expression of your genes - by about 75% in many cases. It depends on the gene. Environment would include many things, like consumption of certain nutrients, toxins, hormones, stress, sleep, etc. Epigenetics refers to the expression of your genes. ...Read more

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Can sprintec change your body hormones?

Can sprintec change your body hormones?

Somewhat: Sprintec contains estrogen and progesterone. Those hormones suppress the ovaries and replace the hormones that would normally be produced by the ovaries. So the hormones are technically changed but are actually still comparable to what would have been produced. ...Read more

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Could your eyesight change with age?

Could your eyesight change with age?

Yes: The eyes can change somewhat with aging and the corrective need might be different. Usually a minor adjustment and sometimes even an improvement for a small amount. ...Read more

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Can you change the color of your eyes?

Can you change the color of your eyes?

Not permanently: You can wear colored contact lenses to alter your eye color. Otherwise, there is no safe option. There is an implant offered in panama but it causes glaucoma, corneal damage, and blindness. ...Read more