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Are genetic diseases hereditary and present at birth?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Yes

Genetic diseases by definition are carried in the dna of the patient.
This can be evident early, like total albinism, or not be evident until very late in life like huntington disease. They may be inherited from their parents or emerge as a new mutation. New mutations, if not lethal, can be passed to future generations.

In brief: Yes

Genetic diseases by definition are carried in the dna of the patient.
This can be evident early, like total albinism, or not be evident until very late in life like huntington disease. They may be inherited from their parents or emerge as a new mutation. New mutations, if not lethal, can be passed to future generations.
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