genetic predisposition


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genetic predisposition

Molecular medicine The tendency to suffer from certain genetic diseases–eg, Huntington's disease, or inherit certain skills–eg, musical talent
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Table 45: Italian 10-Year Perspective for DNA Probes-based Diagnostics by Application Area- Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Genetic Predisposition, Identity/Forensics, Molecular HLA Testing, and Others Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55
Navigenics educates and empowers customers with knowledge of their genetic predispositions, and then motivates them to act on the information to prevent the onset of disease, achieve earlier diagnosis, appropriately manage disease, or otherwise lessen its impact.
These services include hereditary cancer risk assessment, laboratory confirmation of genetic predisposition to certain cancers, and monitoring through prognostic tests which help assess the spread of cancer and predict recurrence of disease.
Chemical exposure and genetic predisposition could be behind Atwater's symptoms, Watkins said.
A genetic predisposition to obesity does not reduce the beneficial
Although NPC is often classified as a tumor of the head and neck its etiology is different than head and neck cancer and is linked to Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection, environmental factors and genetic predisposition.
A person with a genetic predisposition for obesity (such as myself) has a lifelong disease for which there is no cure.
Vaillant's data also challenge a popular theory that men with a strong genetic predisposition to alcoholism experience an extreme version of the illness by young adulthood, whereas alcoholism occurs later and with fewer problems among men who respond mainly to environmental influences.
If this [study] is confirmed, then [this test] seems to be detecting not just a genetic predisposition to genomic instability but a predisposition that is environmentally produced," Kirsch says.
SNP analysis will also provide information on genetic predisposition to various diseases, such as different forms of cancer, cardiovascular abnormalities, dermatological diseases, etc.
This pattern suggests that a common genetic predisposition combines with personal experiences -- at least among women - to produce both severe depression and smoking, Kendler's group asserts.
This analysis will provide information on genetic predisposition to varies diseases, such as different forms of cancer, cardiovascular abnormalities, dermatological deceases, etc.