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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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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