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Predisposition

predisposition

A latent susceptibility to disease which may be activated under certain conditions, as by stress.

Origin: L. Disponere = to dispose


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Re: Re:

... have better genetics than others. Allele frequencies vary between poopulations. The question is not whether there's a difference (in genetic IQ predisposition), but how large that difference is. I think the adoption studies suggest that the difference is negligible, regardless which way it goes. ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 257496

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... increases, the odds ratio approaches 1:1, a 50/50 split of probability regarding which group is overall genetically superior in terms of the predisposition toward intelligence. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/571/rnn8.png

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by wildfunguy
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:13 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 257496

Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... of their role in breast cancer, Byrne says the findings may have side benefits for cancer research in general. Genes involved in breast cancer predisposition can also play roles in cancers such as ovarian and prostate, she says. "They [the variants] may predispose to more than breast cancer ...

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by jumma
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
Replies: 26
Views: 21239

Hair that moves

... uncombable hair. In general the hair feels dry and lusterless. Hair shaft abnormalities may occur as localized or generalized disorders. Genetic predisposition or exogenous factors are able to produce and maintain hair shaft abnormalities. In addition to an extensive history and physical examination ...

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by ebianco
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:05 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fiber/hair moving thru water
Replies: 17
Views: 14435

Re: Where do we go from here?

... will tell what kind of genes end up being "superior" or "inferior". What currently seems like obviously weak (bad eyesight, predisposition to diabetes etc.), may in the future be beneficial or irrelevant, depending on the future environment. Perhaps, as a simplified example, ...

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by biohazard
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:35 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 34731
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