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    Genetic Predispositions

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    understanding the causes of genetic diseases ushered in the need to diagnose and treat these diseases in order to benefit the population affected. In order to identify these genetic predispositions, genetic tests have to be done through laboratory methods. There are currently seven methods of genetic testing: diagnostic testing, predictive and pre-symptomatic genetic tests, carrier testing, prenatal testing, newborn screening, pharmacogenomic testing, and research genetic testing. Diagnostic testing involves methods that are used to identify the disease that is affecting a person. This form of testing is usually used to confirm a disease when symptoms relating to the diseases are detected. The diagnostic test can be performed in-vitro…

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    Lisa Genova’s Inside the O’Briens explores the impact of a genetic, neurological disease on a close-knit family. For this particular book, Genova selected to examine how Huntington’s disease can affect the relationships and lives of family members following a diagnosis. Joe O’Brien is the primary character targeted by this disease, but his family absorbs the shock via adjustments to symptoms and possible diagnosis later in life. Throughout this analysis, I will consider how Joe’s novel diagnosis…

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    Genetic Susceptibility

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    Genetic Susceptibility Genetic susceptibility plays a role in many types of cancer and other diseases. Finding the genes involved in susceptibility to diseases can be important for risk management. It known as inherited risk of developing a disease. Having a genetic predisposition for a disease does not mean that people will get that disease, but the patient risk may be higher than that of the general population. For example, some people with a predisposing genetic variation will never get the…

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    Genetic Influences

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    Genetic inheritance is referred to, as one inherits his/her chromosomes from each of their parents, which contain the genes that are in each cell. However, there are controversies concerning the influence of genetics on behavior, such as depression, which is referred to as feelings of severe dejection and despair. As stated in the second principle of the biological level of analysis, patterns of behavior can be inherited. Genetics alone cannot be solely responsible for effecting behavior.…

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    Genotyped Essay

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    I would like to be genotyped to see if I am a carrier for certain alleles for Transcription Factor 7-Like 2 (TF7L2) gene and if my family is genetically susceptible to the diseases. In other words, I want to know which SNP and what genotype I hold. The reason behind my decision is that I know that T2D is caused by environment and genetics. Getting tested will help me take further actions if my results show that I have predisposition. Many factors contribute to type 2 diabetes,…

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    and 40% of adults are obese. Those who have a predisposition to T2D and diabetes are deeply rooted in genetics. There is about a 70% chance of heritability for obesity and about a 35% chance for T2D; however, these conditions are also caused by lifestyle habits. Many studies have identified potential environmental factors that may cause obesity and T2D; the most prominent being a combination of high caloric intake and inactivity. Other potential factors include smoking, sleep deprivation, and…

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    theoretical in this paper that modern genetic technology is widely available and a program of eugenics is possible to be implemented without limitations on costs. Eugenics Defining Eugenics…

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    Allergic Rhinitis

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    AETIOLOGY OF ALLERGIC RHINITIS Genetic predisposition Genetic predisposition is a major factor in the aetiology of AR. The clinical evidence include: the fact that a family history of allergic rhinitis is often present and the association of Allergic rhinitis with other atopic diseases that possess a genetic basis, such as allergic asthma or atopic dermatitis. It has been reported that Allergic Rhinitis has a hereditary component but does not exhibit a Mendelian hereditary pattern. The…

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    first explains the meaning of genotype, phenotype and heritability, the relation between them and mental health. Then, it will discuss and demonstrate examples on the interaction between genetic and environmental aspects in forming the temper, and the development of depression; it also shows how much each of these factors plays a role in the development of mental illnesses. In addition, it explains theirs roles in the phobias’ aetiology and treatment, and in the coping strategies and resilience…

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    Sequencing the human genome and interpreting the biomarkers have tremendously increased the field of medicine. Personalized medicine merges a patient’s genotype, physiology, and their predicted outcome to create a plan specialized for their condition this can include pharmaceuticals that are specially made for a particular set of nucleotide bases in DNA (Patel et al., 2013). Patients have legal rights to decide whether or not their health information is kept private (Ghosh, 2012). The issue with…

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