genetic liability


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genetic liability

The heritability of a disease, e.g., the likelihood that two identical twins, even if separated at birth and raised apart, will develop the same disease.
See also: liability
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The main adaptations to long-term leisure time physical activity are lowered resting and submaximal heart rates, even after partially or fully controlling for genetic liability and childhood environment.
The results showed that the extent of gray matter deficit within the brain increased with increasing genetic liability in families that included patients with schizophrenia.
Another promising application of genetic epidemiology studies, including studies of sex differences, is the identification of factors that may influence the expression of genetic liability for alcoholism.