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Synonyms for heredity



Synonyms for heredity

the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next

the total of inherited attributes

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However, many forms of cancer are due largely to the bad luck of acquiring a mutation in a cancer driver gene regardless of lifestyle and heredity factors.
By attributing the novel's success to readers' interest in biological descent, Hope suggests that the novel centers on the issue of how heredity determines the roles people play in life--specifically, those played by Englishmen in what was to Hope the modern world--and hints at the novel's possible origin in the scientific and popular discourse of 1890s London.
Heredity and lifestyle are two very important factors which influence our well being, and the outer and inner persona of an individual.
A long-debated question is whether heredity and evolution could be performed by molecules other than DNA and RNA.
His theory of heredity became known as 'Mendelism'.
Surprisingly, and quite against the laws of heredity, some stray compassion gene has bonded with her DNA
The lightness of Closky's art belies the depth of its absurdist heredity.
Although depression tends to run in families, factors apart from heredity can trigger an episode.
WADE PHILLIPS, son of the immortal Bum: "Every time something goes wrong, I'm allowed to claim heredity.
TORONTO -- The Ontario government has thrown down the gauntlet to the worlds largest pharmaceutical companies offering its own, less costly, new test for heredity breast and ovarian cancer.
For any given human trait or behavior, heredity and environment do not compete to see which will win, or which factor will emerge as the singular reason why someone is the way they are.
Genetics, ethics, cloning, eugenics, assisted reproductive techniques and heredity are among the complex issues discussed here in a clear and easy to understand manner.
Dark circles can be a result of heredity, allergies (stop rubbing your eyes
Grades 5-8: reproduction and heredity * regulation and behavior * diversity and adaptations of organisms * natural hazards
Heredity, Human Genome Project and other science articles were also updated with information on the human genome.