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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 with more genetic testing, it is becoming clear that there are other cancers associated with an increased risk of hereditary melanoma, she explained in a video interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Using samples of DNA provided by NCI, Sequana researchers have identified an alteration in a specific gene that increases the risk of getting hereditary melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that may rapidly spread to internal organs unless diagnosed at an early stage.
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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