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Genetic (Overview)

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 complex interplay of factors.


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Is mrkh genetic?

Is mrkh genetic?

MRKH syndrome: Etiology unknown, although postulated to be both genetic & environmental. There is incomplete development of the mullerian duct which develops into the female reproductive organs. ...Read more

Genetic (Overview)

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 complex interplay of factors.


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What is genetics?

What is genetics?

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. ...Read more

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Is bad vision genetic?

Is bad vision genetic?

Possibly genetic: All eye shapes and function have a genetic underpinning although eyes can be affected by infection and trauma which is not genetic. If the variations in an eye render it beyond the normal or correctable parameters, then a genetic basis is possible as a cause for the bad vision. If it is your vision you are discussing, your ophthalmologist can tell you if genetics is a likely cause. ...Read more

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Is longevity of life genetic?

Is longevity of life genetic?

Genes & Environment: The ability to live long and live a quality life is related to several factors. The most important one is the inherited makeup of your genes and how robust they are at repairing dna damage, oxidative cellular stress, & removing and replenishing damaged cells. The second is environmental both good & bad; healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep, exercise) & body abuse (stress, smoking, drugs, alcohol etc.). ...Read more

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Looking for genetics definitions?

Looking for genetics definitions?

Terminology?: Besides basic textbooks for primary care physicians & nurses, there are several websites. Genealliance. Org, genetest. Org, omim, nord are a few that describe the genetic errors in specific diagnoses. Even wikipedia has a section of genetic terminology for laypersons. Google mendelian inheritance in man, or modes of inheritance of genetic disorders for starters. ...Read more

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Do genetics mean a lot of things?

Do genetics mean a lot of things?

Yes: Genetics is the science of inheritance for all living things, as well as some non-living things like viruses which use living things to replicate. If you have a specific question about something, and which to know whether it is inherited or not, please ask. ...Read more

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How accurate are genetic pedigrees?

How accurate are genetic pedigrees?

Often incomplete: A pedigree is a standard diagram of your family history, using squares for males, circles for females, joining lines for marriage and offspring. Traits/diseases are indicated by marking the circles or squares, the patterns revealing inheritance mechanisms. Accuracy depends on completeness of family information and the knowledge/experience of the historian/interpreter (think clinical geneticist). ...Read more

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Is there a genetic cause of midgets?

Is there a genetic cause of midgets?

Likely yes.: It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this. There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature. ...Read more

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What are dominant genetic conditions?

See below: With a dominant gene trait, the child only needs to receive one copy of the abnormal gene. So, they have a 50% chance of getting the gene. With a recessive gene, the child needs 2 copies of the gene. So, they have a 25% chance of having both genes. ...Read more

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Is really bad vision a genetic feature?

Is really bad vision a genetic feature?

Yes it can be: Very strong eyeglass prescriptions, such as high myopia (nearsightedness) often runs in families. But the exact genetic connection is still not fully worked out. ...Read more

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Can people turn blue because of genetic?

Can people turn blue because of genetic?

YES: Blue is sometimes from co2 when you have pulmonary disease causing an increase in carbon dioxide. Other reasons for blue color is co2 from venous stasis like varicose veins. Heart disease is another reason for turning blue. Bad genes that are inherited from parents to
have a lot to contribute to this problem
checkup with your doctor is important to finding the cause. This includes family history. ...Read more

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Are fetishes or other "interests" genetic?

Are fetishes or other "interests" genetic?

No: It is likely exposure to the fetish that causes one to fixate on that fetish. ...Read more

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Is pacns caused by genetics in the family?

Is pacns caused by genetics in the family?

Not clear: Pacns (primary angiitis of the central nervous system) is rare enough that conclusions cannot yet be made with great certainty. It seems to have an autoimmune component which may well be genetic. It is also more common in certain parts of the world which is also suggestive. Inflamed blood vessels may cause seizures, headaches, stroke, spinal cord syndromes, or mental deterioration. ...Read more

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Is bertolotti's syndrome a genetic problem?

Is bertolotti's syndrome a genetic problem?

Bertolotti's Syn-: Drome is a congenital anomaly of the lower lumbar vertebrae & a cause of back pain in children, teens & adults. I could find no specific genetic mutation known to be the cause. ...Read more

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Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Are genetic diseases actually pretty common?

Different kinds: There is a plethora of genetic disease in the general population. Some extremely rare, others seen rather commonly. Some severe, others hardly noticeable. ...Read more

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Do genetics dictate the condition of my body?

Do genetics dictate the condition of my body?

Yes and No: Genetic predisposition for disease doesn't always mean a person gets sick. For example, people with a genetic predisposition for developing type 2 diabetes may be able to avoid it by not becoming obese. Environmental factors would serve as trigger in this case. Other diseases are more straightforward like sickle cell anemia as one example, where a person's red blood cells are abnormal. ...Read more

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Genetic-based. So what does this mean for me?

Genetic-based. So what does this mean for me?

Inherited: Means there is a familial inheritance of the gene from one parent to an offspring. ...Read more

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Is losing body fat when you reach twenty genetic?

Is losing body fat when you reach twenty genetic?

Maybe: If the pattern of fat loss is unusual, you may have one of the lipodystrophy syndromes; this is no big deal. If you're simply getting thinner, perhaps you've discovered that the lifestyle of the sedentary, overeating american child isn't for you, and you want to look and feel good and are doing what nature intended. Losing bodyfat is a good thing -- a man needs none, a lady needs just a bit. ...Read more

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I need to know that is homosex is genetic or not.?

I need to know that is homosex is genetic or not.?

No: There is no evidence as of yet that homosexuality is genetic. It is likely determined at birth, however, and is not a "choice", a sin, an abomination, or unnatural. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: genetic?

Heritability: 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 complex interplay of factors. ...Read more

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How do lifestyle and genetics determine longevity?

How do lifestyle and genetics determine longevity?

Both important but..: Both genetics & lifestyle are important factors in longevity but we are learning that lifestyle plays the larger role. This is because lifestyle affects genetic expression via epigenetics. We have 2 copies of each gene. Often one is more functional than the other & lifestyle (including mental attitude) affects which copy of the gene is expressed more. So genes influence but don't determine our fate! ...Read more

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What happens when some genetic material is missing?

Abnormalities: Loss of genetic material is called a deletion, if less than a whole chromosome or oartial or complete monosomy if it is a sizeable part or a complete loss of a chromosome. It often results in loss of the fetus (miscarriage) but smaller losses/deletions can result in poor growth before and after birth, congenital birth defects, delays in development, and recognizeable syndromes with anomalies. ...Read more

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What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

What are the most common types of genetic diseases?

It depends on what: You call genetic. Almost all diseases are a combination of genes and environment. Consult the following site of a list of common single gene defects. Http://archive. Blisstree. Com/feel/ten-most-common-inherited-genetic-diseases/. ...Read more

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Are there quantitative tests for genetic differences?

Are there quantitative tests for genetic differences?

Genetic tests: Yes. For example if you are taller that your relatives then you have the taller gene. Easy way to test for this is to measure what you think might be genetically determined such as how long a index finger is. They you measure this is 100 sets of identical twins and 100 sets of DZ twins. If length is closer in MZ twins that DZ twins that is strong proof of a genetic effect. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with genetics pedigree question!?

Can you give me advice with genetics pedigree question!?

If you are asking: About pure breeding and dogs- then no, I can't. If this is a question about human genetics than maybe one of our doctors can answer it. Please submit a clear & specific question about genetics. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common genetic diseases?

Could you tell me what are some common genetic diseases?

Cystic Fibrosis, Sick: Cystic fibrosis
sickle cell disease
huntington disease
tay sachs disease
downs syndrome
hemophilia and other bleeding diathesis
celiac disease
thallasemia major and minor
and many more. ...Read more

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What genetic diseases manifest themselves around age 50?

Genetic disease at 5: Gray hair, high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease. All but the first are not normal in humans. But occur when you feed/exercise your genes wrong, ...Read more

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Is longevity influenced more by lifestyle or by genetics?

Is longevity influenced more by lifestyle or by genetics?

Environment: Environmental factors such as lifestyle and exposures are about 60% of the result, genetics about up to 30%, and doctors account for about 10% based on identical twin and other longevity studies. ...Read more