Using the 11 leading causes of mortality in the United States in 1999 (Lecca, Valentine, & Lyons, 2003, p. 240), what roles do genetics, gene testing, and research play in the progression or cessation of disease?
2) Malignant neoplasms (23.0 percent)
3) Cerebrovascular diseases (7.0 percent)
4) chronic lower respiratory disease (5.2 percent)
5) Accidents or unintentional injuries (4.1 percent)
6) Diabetes mellitus (2.9 percent)
7) Influenzs and pneumonias (2.7 percent)
8) Alzheimer's disease (2.8 percent)
9) Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis (1.5 percent)
10) Septicemia (1.3 percent)
11) All other causes (20.2 percent)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:41 am ad1c9bdddf
Genetics appears to play a significant role in the progression of disease in the United States, due to the fact that individuals within particular segments of the population, such as African-Americans, have genetic predispositions for developing certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. Genetic factors, coupled with ...
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