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v. inher·ited, inher·iting, inher·its
Biology To receive (a characteristic) from a parent or ancestor by genetic transmission.

in·her′i·tor n.
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Patient discussion about inherit

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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If the company name has changed or no longer exists then you can call Companies House, who will help you track down the new company name; | If you inherit shares and want to keep them you will need to transfer them into your name.
Here, after Ruth died, her daughter Heidi Heffron-Clark inherited the account.
The research is the first large-scale analysis of the combined contributions of inherited and acquired mutations in a major cancer type.
A client of mine recently inherited money from a deceased parent.
So if you inherit 401(k) funds from someone other than your spouse, you'll need to set up a separate inherited IRA.
The next Oregon AD will inherit a department that is studded with showcase athletic facilities.
Having inherited the family fortune, an enormous landholding, he now wants more: he wants to inherit eternal life.