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A group of genetically identical individuals descended from one progenitor, as a group of trees that have all sprouted from the roots of a single parent; a clone.

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Q. Are there genetic factors involving allergies? My entire family suffers from different allergies. It is clear that there is a connection, is that true?

A. The risk of allergic sensitization and the development of allergies varies with age, with young children most at risk. It is known that there is a strong genetic relation and allergies are usually common among family members. Ethnicity may play a role in some allergies, however racial factors have been difficult to separate from environmental influences and changes due to migration.

Q. Is celiac genetic? I have one son with celiac disease from my first marriage and me second wife is now pregnant,I was wondering what are the chances for this soon to be born daughter of mine to have celiac as well- if I maybe carry the genetic flaw and is there a way to find out?

A. Celiac disease is a very common illness (about 1 in a 100 people suffer from it in different levels), and it is known to have a strong genetic connection. However, there is not one specific mutation that you can get genetic testing to see if you are carrying it. Your soon to be born daughter will have a higher chance than the regular population to suffer from the disease, but it does not necessarily mean she will.

Q. is Bipolar genetic?

A. Bipolar disorder has a very strong genetic background: The approximate lifetime risk of this disease in relatives of a bipolar patient is 40 to 70 percent for a monozygotic (identical) twin and 5 to 10 percent for a first degree relative, compared with 0.5 to 1.5 percent for an unrelated person.

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Through family connections, Jennet Conant had access to numerous diaries, journals, and papers.
Jennet said: "It would mean the world to have Gary sing at our wedding.
Fast forward a month and with fencing completed we had brought most of our animals home (including the jennet whom Ernesto had kept for me, true to his word).
and his wife Bettina, granddaughters Natalya and Maya; grandson Adam Bastille; daughter Morgan Smith, grandson Jack, and granddaughters Lily and Hudson; daughter Amy Driscoll, grandson Patrick and granddaughter Brittany; son Brendan, his wife Joyce, grandson Samuel and granddaughter Anna; and four sisters: Bernice Evans, Jennet Waller, Teresa Prostak, Anne Jewett and many loved nieces and nephews.
Jennet Siebrits, head of residential research at CBRE, said: "We believe that Government housing initiatives will help drive underlying confidence in the market.
"We offer the JenNet stack for proprietary systems when designers don't need interoperability with other vendors' equipment.
The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, by Jennet Conant, Simon and Schuster, 385 pages, $27.
This unknown side of his character is exposed in The Irregulars, a new biography penned by American journalist Jennet Conant.
Donkeys shouldn't be fed gram, unless it's an underweight individual, a growing youngster, or possibly a bred/nursing jennet that can't keep the weight on by grazing or hay.
EVEN after teaching three generations of pupils over 42 years, Birmingham deputy head Jennet Marshall still says her beloved Birmingham primary school is "just magic".
Jennet Simpson joined at the beginning of January and is already playing her part in expansion plans for the company's long-term future.
Jennet Treharne, in mitigation, said that "the interests of the community are not served by sending this now elderly lady into custody