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Derived from a preformed genetic code present in the parents. Contrast with acquired.
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adjective Referring to a trait or characteristic that is intrinsic to one's genotype; in this context, the synonym hereditary is widely preferred
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Derived from a preformed genetic code present in the parents. Contrast with acquired
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Patient discussion about inherited

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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"By accessing effective treatments for haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, New Zealanders living with these serious, and often debilitating conditions, can achieve a life expectancy greater than 60 years," Gu said.
If closely related dog breeds have a particular disease in common, then there's a good chance that they inherited a common ancestral mutation.
For many years, HED was thought to be inherited only as an X-linked recessive trait, but recent work has shown that it also may be inherited as an autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive trait.
My client and her sister each inherited 50 percent of three retirement accounts: a traditional IRA, a Roth IRA and a company-sponsored 401(k).
Inherited types of cancer should be registered, according to the Finnish researchers Heikki Jarvinen and Jukka-Pekka Mecklin.
Although many textbooks are available on inherited metabolic diseases, they are usually big in size and unapproachable.
The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease.
Cost segregation studies are not only beneficial to newly constructed properties, but can also be applied to acquisitions or inherited properties.
deCODE genetics (, based in Reykjavik, Iceland, is conducting research into the inherited causes of common diseases.
While spouse beneficiaries always had the option of sheltering inherited IRA assets or beginning penalty-free withdrawals from the inherited IRA before age 59, non-spouse beneficiary choices were more limited.
The official culture did not favor a single set of symbols and transmit them through formal inherited institutions.
If the estate tax is finally phased Out, the cost basis of inherited assets will "carry over" to the next generation.

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