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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 kyphosis inherited by genes to another legatee ?

Varies : Kyphosis simply refers to a measurement often used to describe the alignment.Of the spine seen from the side. There is a normal range of kyphosis, seen in the thoracic spine. There are a number of conditions that cause an increased kyphosis, some do have a genetic component to them. Osteoporosis is just one example of this. Thank you, . ...Read more

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Do you choose to be gay or is inherited in your genes?

Do you choose to be gay or is inherited in your genes?

Neither: Best evidence is that sexuality of most gay males is determined while they are still in the uterus. The likelihood of a woman's son being gay increases with each subsequent male child but only right handed males. The first son and all left handed males have a 2% chance of being gay. The third son if right handed is actually more likely to be gay than straight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6zPh97qYd4 ...Read more

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Is there a scientific discipline that studies the role of genes on behavior/personality traits?

Is there a scientific discipline that studies the role of genes on behavior/personality traits?

Sure: Here is a link to the international society of psychiatric genetics: http://www.Ispg.Net/. Also, the field of developmental neuropsychiatry covers much of what is known relative to psychiatric disorders with developmental origins. One of my mentors at the johns hopkins kennedy krieger institute, dr. James c. Harris wrote an excellent book on the subject. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?

Can you tell me if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?

No can do: What cancer did she have? How old when she had it? Anyone else with cancer? How many members in the family? How many males versus females? Good question but i suggest you discuss it with your doc and see if you need to see a specialist in cancer risk assessment. ...Read more

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If there any reason I have to understand why we have only daughters and no son? Less male (y) sperm maybe or is it inherited in the genes?

If there any reason I have to understand why we have only daughters and no son? Less male (y) sperm maybe or is it inherited in the genes?

Daughters : Each time the sperm fertilizes the egg there's an equal chance of a y chromosome (which would create a male fetus) and x-chromosome ( which would create a female fetus) fertilizing the egg. Statistically there is some variation between 0.85 and 1.15 of male to female birth rates. Basically it's like flipping a quarter 10 times the first four times you might get heads but over all you end up with a 50-50 ratio. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?

Can you tell me what you suggest if my aunt has cancer, then is there a low/medium/high chance that my dad, and then i, may also have inherited the genes?

Depends: ...On the kind of cancer, the age at which she got it, the number of people in the family, and lots of other factors. Most cancers are not caused by an inherited gene defect. If you are very concerned, talk to your doc and if he/she thinks is proper, you may need to see a genetics specialist. If your aunt is the only one with cancer and had it late in life, odds are that is not an inherited trait. ...Read more

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What gene causes hemophilia a, how is it inherited?

What gene causes hemophilia a, how is it inherited?

Gene for Factor VIII: Hemophilia a is a hereditary bleeding disorder where there is a deficiency in clotting factor viii (factor viii is needed for blood clotting). It is inherited on the x-chromosome (sex-linked). Men only have 1 "x", so if their "x" is mutated, they will have the disease. Women have 2 "x's", so they can have 1 mutated "x" and 1 normal "x", and be a carrier of the disease, with mild or no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is choriocarcinoma testicular cancer hereditary? I know it could be from defective genes but i didn't think these genes were inherited! help please!

Is choriocarcinoma testicular cancer hereditary? I know it could be from defective genes but i didn't think these genes were inherited! help please!

Somatic mutations: This would be a great time for you to brush up on basic tumor biology. All tumors (benign and malignant / cancer) result from mutations that take place after we're already multicellular organisms. At most, one of these is inherited ("cancer family" genes). I'm glad you have an inquiring mind. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the case of thalassemia intermedia, is the gene inherited from *both* parents, or only one?

Thalassemia: Thalassemia intermedia is a description, and not a pathological or genetic diagnosis. Although frequently the genes come from both parents, that is not a requirement. Generally, patients with thalassemia intermedia have significant anemia, but are able to survive without blood transfusions. ...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


Discipline (Definition)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...Read more