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Occurring in families. An inherited disorder or trait. Tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; an inherited disease; familial traits; genetically transmitted features.

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molecular biology

... the pattern of bands observed in a Southern blot for three tightly linked SSR molecular markers in and flanking the p16 gene in a family in which familial melanoma is found. Mutations in p16 are known to be associated with this cancer. Shown are an affected father, an unaffected mother, and an ...

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by soniasunny111
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: molecular biology
Replies: 1
Views: 2547

Possible Cure for Cancer

... cell. Once that's done, the cell's away and growing into a tumour. There's a variety of possible pro-malignant mutations, and apart from distinct familial cancers where the responsible mutuation is known and inheritable, it would seem that each person's original cancer cell can be achieved by ...

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by Julie5
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Cure for Cancer
Replies: 15
Views: 9086

Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin

... unfortunate as to develop cancer twice is that you may possess a genetic susceptibility to cancer. Although the vast majority of cancers are not familial - ie, they are not specifically inheritable - it could still be the case that some people's genomes come ready-made with some sub-critical ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Chemotherapy Drugs Taxol (paclitaxel) & Carboplatin
Replies: 1
Views: 5850

Experimental evidence for evolution

... barrier cancer faces is, of course, the death of the host, except starting again from scratch in a new host for those particular cancers that are familial and inheritable. But, in a microcosm, each patient's cancer does seem to demonstrate rather a lot of the tricks and traits that evolution uses ...

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by Julie5
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Experimental evidence for evolution
Replies: 103
Views: 179680

Regarding Mutation

... leading to gametes have a significant chance of creating a gamete with an extra chromosome 21. Translocation Down syndrome is often referred to as familial Down syndrome. It is the cause of 2–3% of observed cases of Down syndrome. 95% of the observed cases of Trisomy 21 is anueploidy caused by ...

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by kolean
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Regarding Mutation
Replies: 5
Views: 6547
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