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Dictionary » P » 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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... 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: 68
Views: 219073

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: 17039

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: 12296

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: 32396

Method preventing illnesses in the progeny

... and diseased organisms, as extremely weakened condition of the latter was adopted by the spontaneous and carcinogen-induced cancer, hereditary predisposition to him, and other illness. In the experiments, were used: laboratory and wild mice, rats and more 20 species mammals at the zoo, as well ...

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by valentindolzhenko
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Method preventing illnesses in the progeny
Replies: 3
Views: 6334
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