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Hereditary

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Hereditary means being biologically inherited because of the genetic constitution of the family. Being hereditary does not imply perfect transmission to, and expression in, the progeny. The phenotype observed depends on the gene concerned and the environmental factors modifying their expression. The gene(s) responsible for a phenotype may be transmitted without expression under some conditions(s) and the condition still may be hereditary. familial, congenital, reaction norm, heritability, penetrance, expressivity, epigenesist

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(2008). Hereditary. In: Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6754-9_7508

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