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Doctor insights on: What Is A Dominant Trait

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Is obesity a dominant or recessive trait?

Is obesity a dominant or recessive trait?

Explanation: Neither. Obesity do not have even cleat trait. Too many factors play roles: lifestyle and diet, physical activity are the most important. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive trait?

What is the difference between an autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive trait?

Input required: In dominant disorders, the dominant member of the gene pair controls how the gene activities are expressed, so the other gene can carry the same or normal information. In recessive disorders, the normal gene compensates for the bad information in the other gene, allowing a person to function normally unless both genes carry the bad information. ...Read more

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Is cystic fibrosis a dominant or recessive trait?

Is cystic fibrosis a dominant or recessive trait?

Recessive: One needs two defective copies of the cystic fibrosis to develop the disease. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes a dominant or recessive trait?

Is gestational diabetes a dominant or recessive trait?

Complex disease: Gestational diabetes (gdm), like type 2 diabetes, are related metabolic conditions with strong inherited genetic tendencies --- but multiple genes are involved in their expression (appearance in any person). So gdm is neither a dominant nor recessive trait. Whether a person gets gdm is also strongly impacted by age, weight, exercise levels, dietary factors, which are not genetically determined. ...Read more

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Is having aortic valve regurgitation a dominant or recessive trait?

Is having aortic valve regurgitation a dominant or recessive trait?

Usually acquired: Aortic regurgitation is usually an acquired disease. Some forms of congenital vascular disorders are associated with aortic valve problems such as Marfan's Syndrome and this can involve the aortic valve. This is rare. Marfan's is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. Even more rarely it can also occur as a spontaneous mutation in someone who has no family history. ...Read more

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Is it true that aortic valve regurgitation is a dominant or recessive trait?

Is it true that aortic valve regurgitation is a dominant or recessive trait?

AI: I am not aware of ai being genetically linked and can't find anything on line to point to say bicuspid valve inheritance as dominant or recessive. ...Read more

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My grandmother and my mother both have tested positive for celiac disease. Is this a dominant or recessive trait?

My grandmother and my mother both have tested positive for celiac disease. Is this a dominant or recessive trait?

Neither: While you may inherit the immune risk factor from a parent that does not guarantee getting Celiac disease. If you have a 1st degree relative with confirmed Celiac disease then there is roughly a 20% chance of developing it in your lifetime. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandmother and my mother both have tested positive for celiac disease. Is it a dominant or recessive trait?

What do you suggest if my grandmother and my mother both have tested positive for celiac disease. Is it a dominant or recessive trait?

Genetic: You may carry the gene for celiac- It is not a dominant or recessive gene. It is a gene that is associate to a chromosome that has been identified. In order to get the condition, you need to have the gene and an environmental trigger. You can be tested to see if you have the gene. The DR8 gene profile is seen in a large part of the population and may explain why celiac is being seen often. ...Read more

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What kind of serious o c d traits are there?

What kind of serious o c d traits are there?

OCD: Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) consists of obsessive fears of bad things happening and the compulsions are behaviors that are believed to avoid the bad things from happening. For example repetitive handwashing to avoid germs or repetitive checking locks to avoid being robbed. By definition, the fears are irrational and the compulsions continue despite knowledge that they are unnecessary. ...Read more

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Is intellectual capacity a hereditary trait?

Is intellectual capacity a hereditary trait?

Yes: While many things affect one's intellectual abilities, heredity is a major contributor. However, one can improve on background inherited abilities by study, practice, increased exposure, utilizing good learning skills, etc. Other activities such as a healthy diet, adequate sleep and even exercise are also helpful in increasing and maintaining good intellectual function. ...Read more

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How are a babys inherited traits determined?

How are a babys inherited traits determined?

At conception: Inherited traits come 1/2 from mom and 1/2 from dad. Almost all inherited traits are determined at the time of conception. The only ones modified after that are on the x chromosome in a process termed lyonization which can modify some of the inherited aspects of that chromosome only. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be a carrier of a trait?

One chromosome bad: We have pairs of chromosomes. If you are a carrier, one chromosome in the pair is abnormal while the other one is normal. That's called a trait. If you have the disease, then both chromosomes are abnormal. ...Read more

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What traits characterize an obsessive disorder?

What traits characterize an obsessive disorder?

Repetitive thoughts: Intrusive, usually unwanted, bothersome repetitive thoughts. They come in many favors and often lead to compulsions. Obsessions are the bothersome, intrusive recurring thoughts. Compulsions are behaviors that attempt to get relief from obsessions. It's important to remember that everyone has some obsessive traits. What makes it a disorder is when it impairs day-to-day life. Day-to-day life. ...Read more

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Couldedwards syndrome be inherited like a trait?

Trisomy 18: Trisomy 18 is a genetic disorder in which a person has a third copy of material from chromosome 18, instead of the usual two copies. ...Read more

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What causes most cases of gigantism? Is it an inherited trait?

What causes most cases of gigantism? Is it an inherited trait?

XS Growth Hormone: Pituitary gigantism is a rare disorder and typically is a sporadic and isolated condition. However, it can occur within the context of a coexisting disorder or arise according to a pattern of familial inheritance. Syndromes in which gigantism is a well-recognized feature include mccune albright syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type i, and carney complex. ...Read more

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Does a high functioning borderline share the same or similar traits as a low functioning borderline? Do borderliners know they are borderline?

Does a high functioning borderline share the same or similar traits as a low functioning borderline? Do borderliners know they are borderline?

Well: The borderline personality is very difficult treat for it is a personality disorder and a very challenging disorder. Whether you are high functioning or low functioning, you still have the same problematic issues. You need therapy and may need therapy for a longtime ...Read more

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What is trait thalassemia?

What is trait thalassemia?

Ok: Thal trait is different from thal major--the trait has one chromosome for this disease and the full disease means each parent gave the trait and that the child got a thalassemia gene from each parent which can cause thal major, a very serious and transfusion requiring process. There are different types of thalassemia--some more concerning than others. Please ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What is thalassemia and thalassemia trait?

What is thalassemia and thalassemia trait?

Cooley's Anemia: Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin, the disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Thalassemia trait is a genetic possibility you pass on to your offspring. The most important reason for discovering if you carry the thalassemia trait is this: if two people who each. ...Read more

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What are the mental traits of Marfans Syndrome?

What are the mental traits of Marfans Syndrome?

Well...: From the Psychological point of view, there are no traits specific to marfans syndrome. Please read the following:http://www. Childrenshospital. Org/health-topics/conditions/marfan-syndrome ...Read more