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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.

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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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In each study year, there was a significant difference in the height of the flowering stems per genet (HS) between the three modes of plant establishment (Table 1, Figure 4).
Genet considered Jackson to be a black revolutionary as well as a poet.
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In an era of blurred differentiations and obliging compromises, Genet speaks for paradox, pathos, and the sheer fever of thought.
Scandalous stances such as these often caused Genet to become embroiled in controversy during the last decade of his life.
While Tom Conley's piece on the significance of the remainder (reste) in Genet privileges a Deleuzian perspective, as does Scott Durham's reading of the motifs of transformation and free flow in Pompes funebres, this latter essay introduces a political note: one followed up by a series of discussions of the ideological import of Genet's writings (especially concerning Genet's relation to marginalized gay and black communities).
ln(midrib length) data differed among individual genets. In this analysis plant genet was a categorial factor with nine levels, and midrib length was a continuous variable used as covariate.
Le public, disait Genet, doit traverser un cimetiere avant d'acceder a la salle de theatre.
The number of preys identified in the diet of the common genet is 2146 items distributed between 8 categories.
Jamie Lloyd is not the first director to cast black actors as Jean Genet's murderous maids.