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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cholera?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cholera?

Neither: Cholera is a bacteria (vibrio cholerae) which lives in the gut and is transmitted to humans by consumption of water or food which is contaminated with fecal matter (stool). Genes or luck have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop inverting papillomas?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop inverting papillomas?

We're not sure: The cause of inverted papillomas of the bladder is unknown. There is some date suggesting that it may be related to the hpv virus. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop bursitis?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop bursitis?

Bad luck, etc.: Genetics rarely play a role in bursitis. Direct trauma, overuse, poor body mechanics and age-related degeneration are the most common factors associated with bursitis. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop neuroblastoma?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop neuroblastoma?

Bad luck: Neuroblastoma is sporadic and not genetic or hereditary. There are genes associated with it, but is usually a chance miss combination of the chromosomes as the fetus is formed. There are only about 450-500 cases a year in the U.S. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop liver spots?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop liver spots?

Neither: Liver spots are no big deal. They are caused primarily by prolonged sun exposure. I suppose you could make a case for "bad genes", since fair-skinned people are more prone to get them. But there is nothing "bad" about them; they are a mark of maturity. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cushing disease?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop cushing disease?

Not your fault: Quoting dr. Loh:primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad). It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop arteriovenous malformations?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop arteriovenous malformations?

Answer is complex: Avm are communications which in variable degrees exist in different parts of the body. Most are congenital (you are born with) others can be related to injury or trauma. It also depends how large the avm are and if they cause symptoms besides the esthetic concern. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop parathyroid tumor?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop parathyroid tumor?

Both: Some of parathyroid tumors have no genetic bearing then you can call it bad luck, others hane genetic link as in men syndromes. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop ear drum rupture?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop ear drum rupture?

Nothing genetic: I am not aware of any geneticly linked predisposition to ear drum rupture. The ear drum is tucked away in a strong bone protected from most outside events. Cupping injury (in a fight) or proximity to a blast might generate pressure waves that would rupture your drum. With any middle ear infection a rupture might occur & essentially all kids have them but not so many adults. ...Read more

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Do genes determine aversions to foods?

Do genes determine aversions to foods?

Yes: Certain genes allow foods to 'taste' the way they do to people. Though the majority of taste preferences are learned behaviors. ...Read more

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Could mutated genes pass on to my kids?

Could mutated genes pass on to my kids?

Maybe: Your kids get only half their gene pair from you. In some conditions a mutation causes a dominant gene to form, and only one gene would be needed to pass on a condition. (50% risk).Some gene mutations are recessive, requiring a mutated gene from both parents to be expressed. (25% risk if both parents carried a defect). ...Read more

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What happens when your p53 genes are overactive?

What happens when your p53 genes are overactive?

Bad information: Mutated p53 passed from parent to child is underactive and predisposes one to early and unusual cancers. As a cancer develops, p53 activity is often lost through mutation. There's a mutant mouse with overactive p53 that seems to age rapidly because p53 clears cells that may be injured. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What are hox genes and their role in development?

What are hox genes and their role in development?

Hox genes: Not enough room here to give good answer. I would go to wikipedia and then if you need more information go yto https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/ and search hox genes AND reviews. ...Read more

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What percentage of genes can you inherit from your grandparents?

What percentage of genes can you inherit from your grandparents?

Depends: You get one half of your genes from your mom and one half from your father - as they did in the generation before. So, 1/8 from each grandparent - assuming there is no incest. However - many genes are similar - so you get the bulk of your genes as a common pool for all humans - we really are all alike on the inside ...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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What amount of your DNA actually contains genes?

What amount of your DNA actually contains genes?

Unknown: Presumably all of it because it requires "usefulness" to originally develop a gene. But many genes are shut down, some seem damaged beyond utility, and so many genes simply seem to take up space while the rest define the organism. ...Read more

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Can chemical poisioning be passed on thru genes?

Can chemical poisioning be passed on thru genes?

No...: A person needs to injest (or have some type of exposure to) a chemical to be poisoned by it. ...Read more

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If being skinny is in my genes will I be skinny forever?

Skinny: This is your body make-up. You will be "skinny" slim. With age however there is a tendency to gain weight and this is quite normal. ...Read more

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What is the mrp gene?

Cancer: Mrp gene is multidrug resistance associated protein whose expression in cancer appears to be associated with multi drug resistance in treatment. It appears that this gene exists in normal cells as well and different types of cancer have different levels of its expression. It encodes certain transport mechanisms in the cell. ...Read more

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What are gene markers?

These are new tools: Gene markers are part of the world of personalized medicine. Some them, in lung cancer, help us pick new oral treatment. Some in groups, such as oncotype, help us determine prognosis and treatment options better than the older methods. These types are found in the cancer itself.
Other genes are found in families such as brca mutations in breast cancer.
These markers are increasing every day. ...Read more

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Does masturbation change our genes?

No: Really? Masturbation has no effects on your physiology in any way. ...Read more

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What happens to my genes in old age?

What happens to my genes in old age?

Depends: Our genes are unchanged as we age, however, the gene expression may change. Actions caused by the genetic material may vary as we age. This may include the ability of our genes to fight certain diseases comon in aging like cancer.Gene regulation is extremely complex and not fully understood. We're on the brink of a better understanding and possible use of genetic medicine to treat/prevent disease. ...Read more

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What are n-myc and tumor suppressor genes?

What are n-myc and tumor suppressor genes?

"the brakes": You can think of tumor suppressor genes as "the brakes" in a cell. This means that they stop a cell from dividing "too fast". This is opposed to oncogenes which are "the gas" and act to make cells divide faster. N-myc is a type of oncogene. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a gene to be dominant?

Chromosomes are: Paired, so there are gene pairs for various traits. For example, with eye color, Brown is a dominant gene and Blue is not (termed recessive). Since Brown is dominant, if one of the pair of genes is Brown, and the other is Blue, you will have Brown eyes. The dominant gene is the one that is expressed. The recessive Blue will only be expressed if both genes are Blue. ...Read more

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What's a thrifty gene? Like the selfish gene?

Thrifty gene theory: There are some that speculate that a gene exists that helped humans many years ago to survive during years when no food was available. The gene makes the body very efficient in it's use of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. People that have the gene will tend to gain weight today with abundant food available. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gene?

What is the definition or description of: gene?

Gene: 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 dna sequence changes.

http://www. Thefreedictionary. Com/gene. ...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 dna sequence ...Read more


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more


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