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Gene

Located in the nucleus of the cell, genes contain hereditary information that is transferred from cell to cell.

Genetic

Refers to the inherited pattern located in genes for certain characteristics, while congenital refers to conditions existing prior to or at birth, but which are not inherited.

Genetic Predisposition

A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.

Heredity

A term used to describe conditions that are passed genetically from parents to children.

 

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