hereditary

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hereditary

1. of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another
2. Law
a. descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance
b. transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent
3. Maths Logic
a. (of a set) containing all those elements which have a given relation to any element of the set
b. (of a property) transferred by the given relation, so that if x has the property P and xRy, then y also has the property P
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But p16 alterations account for only one-third to one-half of hereditary melanoma cases.
In addition to the two families discussed in the paper, the researchers analyzed DNA from 29 other families with hereditary melanoma (with a normal p16 gene) and found no alterations in CDK4.
65) Analysis of familial melanomas in patients living in Australia suggests that mutation in other genes, but closely linked to p16 on chromosome 9, may be involved in some hereditary melanoma kindreds.

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