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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Suicidal behavior is a complex trait with an underlying and distinct genetic liability and related neurobiological and psycho-social components.
Y) as a function of the level of genetic liability is quite modest.
Therefore, the results of our study suggest that physical activity has beneficial effects on cardiac structure and function, even after partially or fully controlling for genetic liability and childhood environment.
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.