predisposition

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an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

a disposition in advance to react in a particular way

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Table 46: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DNA Probes-based Diagnostics by Application Area- Infectious Diseases, Cancer, Genetic Predisposition, Identity/Forensics, Molecular HLA Testing, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57
By looking at sets of identical and non-identical female twins, the researchers were able to see the influence of a genetic predisposition to fat, and separate this from the effect of environmental factors.
The most difficult aspect of weight management is the realization that anyone with a genetic predisposition for obesity cannot eat what everyone else is eating.
Psychosocial interventions can profoundly affect ADHD, even if a genetic predisposition is involved," Hinshaw contends.
Life letters) appears to fail to distinguish between genetic determinations and genetic predisposition.
Other experiments have shown that genetic predisposition can modulate the effects of the pesticide mixture, and that developmental exposures can lead to manifestation of the PD phenotype later in life.
Scientists suspect that the breakdown is due to a combination of factors - a genetic predisposition to thin skin which is then easily damaged by moisture loss and irritation caused by overheating, cold weather, dry winds and exposure to chemical irritants like soap or detergents.
Many factors conspire to determine the expression of a genetic predisposition to disease in an individual.
He discounts low serotonin concentrations in the brain or a genetic predisposition to violence.
Howard Urnovitz, a chronic illness expert from Berkeley, suspect the virus - Simian Virus (SV) 40 - may be some sort of ``toxic trigger'' that activates cancer in people who have a genetic predisposition to cancer, or those who have been exposed to toxins such as pesticides, petroleum chemicals or even Agent Orange, the highly toxic chemical used to strip away the jungle canopy during the Vietnam War.
Approximately 500,000 individuals in the United States have a genetic predisposition to severely high blood serum cholesterol levels called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).
This information could allow individuals who demonstrate genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease to consider lifestyle changes that may reduce their risk of having an early stroke.
Genetic predisposition and exposure to various environmental agents, such as environmental tobacco smoke, endotoxins, and indoor allergens, especially during early childhood, have been reported as risk factors for the development of sensitivities to inhaled allergens and the development and exacerbation of asthma.
That indicates that genetic predisposition, while important, doesn't strictly determine whether someone gets the disease, he says.
Although the exact cause of Panner's disease remains elusive, two key contributing factors remain constant: a genetic predisposition that limits blood supply to a growing joint, and overuse of that joint, Resnick said.