genetic effect

genetic effect

Genetics The result of exposure to substances–eg, radiation that cause damage to the genes of germinal cells–ie, sperm or egg. See Teratogenicity.
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The findings from the study indicated that in women, the lowest genetic effect on mole count was on the back and abdomen (26 per cent), and the highest on the lower limbs (69 per cent).
The genetic effect of an individual on the phenotypes of its social partners (i.e., pen mates) is often termed social genetic effect (SGE) or the indirect genetic effect [7].
In general, the estimated heritabilities of reproductive traits for Kordi ewes show that direct additive genetic effect of the animal is more than the maternal genetic effect and permanent environmental effect.
In the additive-dominant model, the estimate of the additive genetic effect was greater than that of dominance (a = 33.96% and d = 5.29%) (Table 3).
This may be explained by the multivariate nature of the method, in which only the pathway most clearly representing a particular genetic effect will be selected, conditionally on previously selected effects.
Hypertension can run in families but researchers are unsure how great the genetic effect is.
To date, the strongest genetic effect on the risk of myocardial infarction is associated with variants found on chromosome 9p21.
A pilot study comparing two groups of cancer patients found a genetic effect on cells that protects against diseases of ageing and premature death.
The direct genetic effect for birth weight was found to be moderately heritable, with a heritability estimate of 27%, which suggests that birth weight can be modified through selection.
Gene--environment interactions modeled latently have the advantage of providing information about the overall genetic effect averaged across the entire genome but tell nothing about the specific underlying biology.
Although the genetic effect on PTSD is small, the study's results give scientists a better grasp on how the sensitivity of long-term memories are affected by trauma.