Genetic Diseases and Conditions

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November 8, 2016: Is there any proof that scoliosis is hereditary?
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November 1, 2016: Is there any evidence that Parry Romberg Syndrome is genetic?
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October 27, 2016: What does the schizophrenic gene look like?
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October 6, 2016: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) runs in a friend's family. If their son inherited it, what are the chances that the son's children will have DMD?
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August 31, 2016: Why is there more of a chance for transmission of Down syndrome if one parent has a balanced translocation?
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July 12, 2016: Is obesity caused by a genetics? And what kind of genes are associated with obesity?
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June 22, 2016: I have a genetic heart condition called apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy both my parents and my brother are not affected by this condition however it seems one of my father's mother's brothers was. Is it genetic? If so, how is it passed on?
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May 31, 2016: I have Pectus Carinatum (PC) and am worried that my kids will have it too. How likely is it for them to get it? No one else in the family has it although my brother may have a really mild case.
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April 6, 2016: I am looking for any information relevant to an adult diagnosis of a DNA mosacism of the sex chromosomes. Most recent lab states 47xxy, 46 xx. Is this karotype truly so rare that it has no name? Any insight would be appreciated.
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December 16, 2015: I am a woman with mild color vision deficiency. I know that my mother's maternal grandfather was quite color blind, as was one of her female first cousins. And that my dad has a color blindness like mine. Is the degree of deficiency inherited, or can it vary? Also, is my deficiency milder than the known deficiency on my mother's side of the family because my less-deficient X chromosome from my father trumps the more-deficient X chromosome from my mother? Or was that just luck?
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