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1. Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
2. Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.

her′i·ta·bil′i·ty n.
her′i·ta·bly adv.
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Patient discussion about heritable

Q. Is Autism hereditary? My 3 year old son has been diagnosed with autism last year. I am now pregnant with my second child and am scared that he will too have autism.

A. There is a higher chance that your additional children will have autism too, however its not a given. Be more alert and notice any early signs that your child may develop.

Q. Is Leukemia hereditary? My Grandpa died of Leukemia when he was 50. I am worried that it might be hereditary. Is it?

A. Overall leukemia is not hereditary but there are rare reports of family clusters, that is, more than one case in a family. Therefore, you should consult your Doctor and tell him about your family's medical history.

Q. Is migraine hereditary? If both my parents suffer from migraines does it mean I can't avoid it?

A. Yes, migraines do have a very strong genetic correlation. However, it does not mean that if both your parents have it, you will have it too for 100%. It means only that you have a much higher risk than the regular population, that does not have migraines in their family, to suffer from this condition.

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The highly heritable conformation traits showed that they are greatly influenced by genetics, hence selection can be useful for improvement.
Thus, if there is a political consensus of any kind, it is that heritable human genome editing should be prohibited, in which case there is little doubt that He violated the consensus.
The "genomic moonshining" that can flow from an insistence on keeping the current bright line boundary between somatic and heritable genome editing might have dire side effects-ones likely to be most keenly felt by consumers.
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC) workgroup, and author of an award-winning doctoral thesis in this field -- has stated: "While working at one of the two centers in Sweden that performed pediatric cardiac surgery, I found a significant difference, when compared simultaneously with blood gas, between Masimo SET and all other pulse oximetry technologies we used on cyanotic children in the PICU and pediatric cardiac ward.
Now Mr Blott said: "Wirral council had a PS2m investment with Heritable Bank, a UK bank owned by the Icelandic bank Landsbanki, which subsequently went into administration.
The Treasury transferred the majority of Heritable and Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander's deposits to ING Direct, but savings that were not part of the deal were paid out through the FSCS and government.
"To date the winding up board of Landsbanki has made distributions to the council as a preferential creditor in February, May and October 2012, totalling PS1.76m." Gwynedd Council was also caught up in the collapse after depositing PS4m of public money in Heritable Bank which was a subsidiary of Landsbanki and based in the UK.
The CDC recommendations were developed on the basis of the recommendations and input of 3 federal advisory committees (the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee; the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society; and the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children), as well as stakeholders and organizations representing newborn-screening laboratories.
"Interestingly, the heritability estimate of more than 40 percent is remarkably similar to the heritability of disordered eating and eating disorders and suggests that thin-ideal internalization is just as heritable as the outcomes it predicts," the authors wrote.
The company, owned by two of Teesside's richest men, Alastair and Michael Powell, said it had a combined pounds 5.1m in banks Heritable and Landsbanki.
Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police Authority invested pounds 23m and pounds 3.5m respectively, while Gateshead Council deposited pounds 4.5m in Heritable Bank, a UK subsidiary of troubled Icelandic firm Landsbanki.
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation advocates for adherence to the now well-established, rigorous process undertaken by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, including evidence review, support for addressing evidence gaps through pilot projects, re-review, and deliberation by experts prior to endorsing additions to the panel.