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    Inheritance of dibetes mellitus

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    Hundreds of human diseases are characterized by a genetic component, such as familial breast cancer. These diseases may run in your family and can currently be tested for. Prepare a 200-word report for your own family members about the current state of knowledge on any such diseases and the tests available. Describe the disease, and indicate how much of the severity of symptoms is due to environmental influences like diet and how much to genetic mutations. If a DNA test is available, indicate whether you would like to know the results of the test, and if the test can accurately predict who will get the disease.

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    Problem: Hundreds of human diseases are characterized by a genetic component, such as familial breast cancer. These diseases may run in your family and can currently be tested for. Prepare a 200-word report for your own family members about the current state of knowledge on any such diseases and the tests available. Describe the disease, and indicate how much of the severity of symptoms is due to environmental influences like diet and how much to genetic mutations. If a DNA test is available, indicate whether you would like to know the ...

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    Research in molecular biology has unraveled the genetic contribution in polygenic inheritance of diabetes mellitus. This problem discusses that further.

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