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Capable of being inherited: inheritable traits; inheritable property.

in·her′it·a·bil′i·ty n.
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Patient discussion about inheritable

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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I regret that I won't get the chance to enhance my own inheritable code, and I still entertain visions of my kids as the Three Chinese Sisters, with more useful traits: a superstrong one, a superintelligent one, and one who can fly.
Initial chapters provide the background needed to assess paleontological evidence, followed by a discussion of evolutionary theory as a basis for the identification of inheritable traits, and descriptions of various dinosaur clades.
Challenging issues include who owns sperm or eggs; should sperm and eggs be inheritable and how long after the deceased is dead should sperm and eggs be used to create a child?
A consensus that Major Depressive Disorder is both familial and inheritable is evident in the findings from both twin and family studies (Rice et al., January 2002).
Researchers have discovered an inheritable gene variation that may increase susceptibility to lumbar-disk disease, a common precursor of lower-back pain.
If, as Bush proposes, the accounts are to be inheritable assets, the heirs of people who die before reaching retirement age would presumably inherit the clawback as well.
The Community Land Trust's primary function is to buy or accept gifts of land and lease it back to members under a 99-year lease that is inheritable and automatically renewable.
taxpayers covered by a qualified high-deductible health plan; contributions are tax-deductible; they are owned by the taxpayer and are portable; accumulated HSA funds carry over from year to year; HSA funds can be invested and earn interest, tax-free; they can be used to pay for many more healthcare offerings tax-free; money saved is an inheritable asset.
Daub further explained that the FICA benefit is adjusted to affect the personal account cost, "with the long run accumulation's invested growth increasing the aggregate total benefit with the setting of some type of vesting rule, before which forfeiture occurs, and after which an estate-building inheritable balance could be paid to a named beneficiary."
Raymond Coppinger (Hampshire College, Massachusetts), such wolves may have been less fearful of humans than most wild wolves, and this trait must have been inheritable, making these wolves more amenable to domestication.
Peasant communities took advantage of competition for their resources, between different instances of the feudal hierarchy, to establish inheritable tenures owing fixed dues, which subsequently lost value with inflation.
[] March/April 2003, vol 33, no 2: Re-creational Activities: Rethinking Inheritable Genetic Effects * Articles on the prospects for and impact of making inheritable genetic modifications to humans.