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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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In an era frantic with the idolatry of having, spurred on by the theft known as property, which begets status which begets respectability which begets a semblance of substance to a self which deep in our heart we fear to be ephemeral, Genet speaks eloquently as pickpocket and burglar, singing the praise of saintliness and thieving, showing sovereign disregard for those delusional bourgeois values which current mainstream psychotherapy endorses or at the very least fails to disparage.
But then, with his characteristic penchant for betrayal, Genet makes remarks such as "The weakest, and the weakest link in the Arab world, [are] the Palestinians" (256).
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Moreover, high morphological plasticity of white clover leaves in relation to seasonal changes in environment and phosphorus supply may question the use of a single mathematical relationship even for one single genet (Brougham, 1962; Caradus et al.