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A group of genetically identical individuals descended from one progenitor, as a group of trees that have all sprouted from the roots of a single parent; a clone.


1. a small, 16 to 20 inch long without the tail, arboreal and terrestrial, nocturnal, carnivorous animal. It has a long tail and a spotted and striped coat. It is the Genetta spp. of the family Viverridae.
2. see jenny.

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Q. Are there genetic factors involving allergies? My entire family suffers from different allergies. It is clear that there is a connection, is that true?

A. The risk of allergic sensitization and the development of allergies varies with age, with young children most at risk. It is known that there is a strong genetic relation and allergies are usually common among family members. Ethnicity may play a role in some allergies, however racial factors have been difficult to separate from environmental influences and changes due to migration.

Q. Is celiac genetic? I have one son with celiac disease from my first marriage and me second wife is now pregnant,I was wondering what are the chances for this soon to be born daughter of mine to have celiac as well- if I maybe carry the genetic flaw and is there a way to find out?

A. Celiac disease is a very common illness (about 1 in a 100 people suffer from it in different levels), and it is known to have a strong genetic connection. However, there is not one specific mutation that you can get genetic testing to see if you are carrying it. Your soon to be born daughter will have a higher chance than the regular population to suffer from the disease, but it does not necessarily mean she will.

Q. is Bipolar genetic?

A. Bipolar disorder has a very strong genetic background: The approximate lifetime risk of this disease in relatives of a bipolar patient is 40 to 70 percent for a monozygotic (identical) twin and 5 to 10 percent for a first degree relative, compared with 0.5 to 1.5 percent for an unrelated person.

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Keywords: Jean Genet, identity, colonialism, postcolonialism, a play within the play.
Jean Genet, 'Letter to American Intellectuals' ['Lettre aux Intellectuels americains', 1970], Jeff Fort (trans), in Jean Genet: The Declared Enemy, op.
Sartre made Genet into a Saint, but Jean Genet stayed well outside the established, canonized version of the existentialist church, whose accepted givens and established tenets rest on the one hand on a radicalized version of the rationalism of the Enlightenment (i.
At a time when the distinctions between fact and fiction have become woefully blurred in many of the intellectual products of our culture, the life of Jean Genet presents a fascinating paradigm for considering the attendant issues.
Discussion encompasses the work of playwrights including Jean Genet, Edward Albee, Witold Gombrowicz, Harold Pinter, Sam Shepard, and Samuel Beckett.
El dramaturgo y poeta frances Jean Genet (1910-1986) planteo al escribir Las criadas: ".
The show's star Tim Curry had been performing a play at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre by the French writer Jean Genet.
I would hasten to add Germaine Greer and Jean Genet, as Despentes celebrates: "The old hags, the dykes, the frigid, the unfucked, the unfuckables, the neurotics, the psychos, for all those girls who didn't get a look in the universal market of the consumable chick.
Seven papers discuss the use of play, humor, and irony to bridge the gap between politics and everyday life by two German activist groups; cultural activism within the sphere of video games; the role of art in everyday life and its connection to demands for an unconditional wage for all members of society; the history and theory of Soma, an "anarchist therapy" concerned with the microsocial relations of everyday life that takes the form of group games and exercises in creativity, playfulness, and spontaneity; the countercultural journal Merlin and its connections to such figures as Jean Genet, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henry Miller, R.
TBJ I'm writing a theatrical piece about Jean Genet, whom I knew well.
The final room of the exhibition includes Giacometti's painting of Jean Genet, full of intense colours and off centre in the frame.
British writer Dominic Johnson, who contributed one of the essays accompanying Lost Boys, gets the contradictions right when he describes Mogutin as "radically" modern yet aligned with the sexual sophistication of an earlier time--a modern-day Jean Genet, as it were.