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What’s the difference between medical and clinical genetics?

What’s the difference between medical and clinical genetics?

Genetics: Clinical genetics is the practice of clinical medicine with particular attention to hereditary disorders. Referrals are made to genetics clinics for a variety of reasons, including birth defects, developmental delay, autism, epilepsy, short stature, and many others.Medical genetics encompasses many different areas, including clinical practice of physicians, genetic counselors, nutritionists, other. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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How can exercise, food additives and genetics relate to each other?

How can  exercise, food additives and genetics relate to each other?

Unclear question: Genetics and environment interact with each other in multiple ways. For example, not everybody develops muscles to the same extent with the same amount of exercise. ...Read more

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What happens if you have certain genetics of asians are you part asian?

What happens if you have certain genetics of asians are you part asian?

Probably: Genetic ancestry testing looks at how an individuals genetics may compare across ethnic backgrounds. Genetic alterations in the Y-chromosome, Mitochondrial DNA and Single base pair changes (SNPs). These are compared to registry databases. If you have genetic traits of Asians it means that you have Asian ancestry. How you define being part Asian is more of a personal question then a genetic one ...Read more

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