genetic predisposition


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genetic predisposition

Molecular medicine The tendency to suffer from certain genetic diseases–eg, Huntington's disease, or inherit certain skills–eg, musical talent
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A couple concerned about having a baby could both use the genetic predisposition test to determine if any problems could be passed down to a child.
Only a few studies have looked specifically at individuals with a genetic predisposition to obesity and the impact of physical activity on their weight.
Finally, let's not let these new recommendations overshadow the need to present all options available to women with a strong genetic predisposition for breast cancer.
In addition to liability for testing for genetic predisposition, employers may find themselves liable for not testing under common law theories of liability and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA).
These suggest the real curse comes from genetic predisposition rather than a truly supernatural place.
One of the pregnant woman and 14 of the postpartum women had undergone surgery within the three months before diagnosis; eight and one, respectively, had a genetic predisposition to the condition, but for most women in both groups, this was its first occurrence.
To determine the actions of this chemical, Walker and colleagues studied rats with a genetic predisposition to developing uterine fibroids, exposing some of them to DES during their first week of life.
Efficacy of MRI and mammography for breast-cancer screening in women with a familial or genetic predisposition.
95) focuses on the impact a stroke has on all family members; from a young woman who struggles with employment after her stroke affects her marriage to the sudden death of an elder from inherited genetic predisposition to stroke.
Analyzing the eyes enables us to ascertain a person's genetic predisposition to health and disease, their general constitution, the state of each individual organ, levels of toxic accumulations, as well as organ and gland influence on other bodily systems.
Whether caused by environmental factors, genetic predisposition, access to medical care, or other socioeconomic factors and pressures, the reasons for the higher incidence of BAE in Hispanic Americans warrant further study.
When contemplating HRT, a woman should carefully discuss with her doctor the risks and benefits, including her genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, the severity of menopausal symptoms and the length of time of the prescription.