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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Dr Al Hejari said Salmanyia Medical Complex's hereditary disease group counsels up to 80 couples a year about the ramifications of starting a family.
Dr Curtis said: "The NHS offers an excellent genetic diagnostic service, helping clinicians to diagnose hereditary diseases and deliver treatments, but over the past 20 years the number of diseases that have been linked to genetic mutations has increased many times over.
The report said that this hereditary disease is also threatening the rest of the family's members.
Plummer had a young daughter, Sydney, who also suffered from the hereditary disease.
Donna Kearns said her 39-year-old husband had been diagnosed with Hunt-ington's Chorea, a hereditary disease which both his mother and sister had died from.
SALEM - Families affected by a hereditary disease could receive permanent health coverage under a bill backed by a Senate's health policy committee this week.
In this hereditary disease, a genetic mutation results in oversized versions of the so-called huntingtin protein, portions of which stack up in the nuclei of brain cells.
Bisharath, Vaidya's 2-year-old son, has Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome, a rare hereditary disease in which blood platelets decrease.
Certain families just give you incredible clues," says Nancy Wexler, president of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
will use advanced biomolecular computer technology to analyze genetic information for medical and health-care industries, and will offer services such as analysis of hereditary disease characteristics, the two companies said in a press release.
Comparative genomics is also useful for identifying models of human hereditary disease.
In addition to imaging tests, a kidney biopsy may be required to diagnose hereditary disease and immune-related inflammation of the kidneys.

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