genetic death


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ge·net·ic death

death of the bearer of a gene at any age before generating living offspring. May be compatible with good health and long life.
See also: genetic lethal.

genetic death

1 the failure of an organism to survive as a result of its genetic makeup.
2 the removal of an allele or genotype from the gene pool of a population or from a given familial descent because of the sterility, failure to reproduce, or death before sexual maturity of all individuals bearing that allele or genotype.

ge·net·ic death

(jĕ-netik deth)
Demise of the bearer of a gene at any age before generating living offspring. May be compatible with good health and long life.

genetic death

permanent non-breeding in a sexually mature individual that is alive but unable (or unwilling) to breed and thus transmit his or her genes to the next generation via the GENE POOL. Genetic death is fairly rare in most populations of plants and animals, but in developed countries the amount of genetic death amongst humans is increasing, not only in terms of individuals surviving to old age but also because of those who opt to practice BIRTH CONTROL.

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Q. Is Arthritis A genetic decease? if so , how can i detect it during pregnancy?

A. arthritis has a genetic tendency . it's not a genetic disease. that means that there are people that are born with a higher chance to develop arthritis then others, but not carrier of a genetic disease. about arthritis while pregnant, i found you a site talking about this issue exactly:
http://arthritis.about.com/od/preg/a/pregnancyadvice.htm
i hope it helps!

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