hereditary disease

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hereditary disease

[hə′red·ə‚ter·ē di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A genetically determined illness transmitted from parent to child.
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He said Tawam Hospital is an ideal partner in this endeavour, courtesy of its reputation for world-class standards in oncology and genetic disorders.
According to WHO estimates, in India's urban areas, congenital malformations and genetic disorders are the third most common cause of mortality in newborns due to lack of simple ante-natal and post-natal services.
We are excited about these new clinical trials and the opportunity they represent for improving the lives of people with these genetic disorders.
These processes are critical to proper cellular function and provide an opportunity for therapeutic intervention in a broad range of genetic disorders through the modulation of protein levels.
Mark Abissi, chairman and co-founder of the foundation, set up the organization after his own daughter was diagnosed with the genetic disorder at age 3.
Today, any couple with several thousand dollars to spare can choose the sex of their offspring, while parents who are carriers for certain genetic disorders can undergo IVF and have the resulting embryos genetically tested to ensure their children are free of disease.
Congenital Adrenal Hypoplasia is a genetic disorder that occurs when one of the genes on the X chromosome is mutated.
However, in a significant number of cases, cleft lip and palate represent just one manifestation of a more complex genetic disorder.
The charity, which supports research into genetic disorders in children, is appealing to everyone across the UK to support the appeal by simply wearing jeans and donating pounds 1.
Familial hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disorder that is well understood, deadly without treatment, and well controlled with treatment.
Doctors are closing in on a cure for their disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common fatal genetic disorder in the country.
The company expects to initiate another Phase 2a study in an additional MC4 pathway genetic disorder of obesity, and to invest in clinical, and business infrastructure to support the upcoming clinical trials.