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Why is Down Syndrome so common relative to other chromosomal conditions?

According to the National Down Syndrome Society, Down Syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition, with roughly one in 700 children born in the United States affected. The genetic disease ...
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What effect would a sperm containing XX have on a ovum and fetus?

So this is just a random thought I had, while writing a story, but I assume this is likely impossible currently, and likely in the far future aswell, but let's assume a scenario where the body that ...
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“Disease X is allelic with disease Y” - what is the meaning of “allelic” here?

From a review on Cerebral Folate Deficiency: A disorder initially reported as folinic acid responsive epilepsy was subsequently shown to be allelic with PDE – both are caused by biallelic mutations ...
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What is the difference of a physician specializing in cytology and a physician specializing in medical genetics?

Is cell biology much broader than just genetics or am I conjecturing nonsense? Who is the specialist in the molecular biology of cancer? I am a cancer patient since 16, a medical student aiming for ...
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Is lean non-hyperandrogenic polycystic ovary syndrome genetic?

I read many papers that address the genetic factor of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). But all the papers I have been through focus on classic PCOS with hyperparathyroidism and insulin resistance. I ...
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Online Genetic Test Repositories

I've found out that NCBI's Genetic Testing Registry database holds quite a large collection of genetic/genomic tests available. However, it is a database where producers/researchers submit their ...
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Is it possible for obesity to occur as a result of medical conditions and not just over-eating?

I am not obese myself as I've always been interested in sports since childhood, and put effort into living a healthy and active lifestyle. However, obesity is clearly a growing issue worldwide (no pun ...
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Revealing a murderer based on a genetic condition

I'm writing a story, in which the detective will recognize a prescription for the victim is for relief of some genetic condition. He then claims that another character was the murderer because she ...
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Relation between phlegm and hair loss [closed]

I know hair loss can be created by many reasons such as genetic, air pollution and so forth. But, I want to know whether there is a relationship between hair loss and removing phlegm from throat ...
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23andMe DNA Test is reliable?

Does the 23andMe DNA Test is reliable and worth to get ? Or there is nothing like the actual physical dna tests at laboratories. Does 23andMe DNA Test provide the exact information provided by ...
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Strange hair growth behavior

My hairs started to grow white when I was about 18. After that, I notice some of them grow black again, but mostly they are turning into white. At this age (24 y/o) almost half of my hairs are white....
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Where can I find information about this deletion?

Consider the following chromosomal formula 46,XX,del(7)(q11q36)[12]/46,XX[13] It indicates that the patient has 46 chromosomes, is a female and has a deletion on the long arm of chromosome 7 ...
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on what metabolism depends

Some people have fast metabolism (high basal metabolic rate), but some slow one. Usually it's high for men and decreasing with age. And fast metabolism is considered as good one, because it keeps ...
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Hyper Magnetism?

Didn't know where to post this one but this forum seemed the most suitable. So about a year ago I've discovered that my mom can "glue" metalic spoons and forks to her hand and mechanic watches slow ...
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Can viruses be inherited?

In theory, any virus capable of infecting germ cells can plant its genetic load into the sperm/ova that will eventually become offspring. So are most viruses inheritable? Really, if your parents ever ...
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Are dimples and cleft-chins (aka dimple chins, butt chins) genetic?

Are dimples and cleft-chins (aka dimple chins, butt chins) genetic? How rare are cleft chins or dimples?
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Can Steinert syndrome be developed passed the thirties?

Can a person carrying the gene responsible of developing the Steinert syndrome start suffering it passed his/her thirties? What are the chances of developing the syndrome if a person carries that gene?...
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Determination of probiotic regimen based upon genomic profile?

I have been amazed at the accurate and pertinent results from some services such as NutriHacker (via data from 23andMe.com or DNA.Ancestry.com). This has allowed me to take my nutritional ...
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Is it possible to not have BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

I had DNA analysis from 23andMe, however in the results there was no information about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Does that mean that I do not have these genes? Does every human have these genes, or ...
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Rheumatoid arthritis heritability

Is there any scientific information available on how likely it is that a child with one parent with rheumatoid arthritis will have the same condition? I know there's probably not going to be any hard ...
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Chances of getting diabetes type 1?

My grandmother has has type 1 diabetes for more than 25 years (she's now 79 years old). My mother died when I was a kid, so I don't have any information about her health. I want to know my what are ...
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Can a young person with hemochromatosis have normal iron levels?

Hemochromatosis is a genetic disease that results in the body absorbing too much iron, leading to excessive iron in the body which can lead to organ damage. Symptoms of hemochromatosis tend to occur ...