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hereditary

descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance; transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent.

HEREDITARY. That which is inherited.

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The development of the British eugenics movement in the 1880s depended on a connection between ideas on heredity and a concern about national competition with other industrial and imperial powers.
Politicians' enthusiasm for heredity suggests that Lebanon, which follows a different system compared to neighboring countries, has broadly allowed parliamentary seats to be inherited.
Thus, the heredity petition is the action of a person asking the court for recognition as heir or legatee of and for ordering the person holding the successional assets to return them, the rights claimed by the two sides being irreconcilable (Boroi and Stanciulescu, 2012: 657).
If your hair loss follows these patterns, it likely is a result of heredity. In that case, trying over-the-counter remedies is a reasonable first step.
When the Mendelian principles were rediscovered in 1900, biologists hailed them as an answer to the question of heredity. Mendel, of course, thought of heredity as a relatively simple thing, traits being dependent on dominant and recessive factors, the dominant ones appearing immediately in the first generation of offspring whereas the recessive ones either remained dormant entirely, or some of them gained expression in certain of the individuals of the following generations.
Professor Bert Vogelstein, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, said: "All cancers are caused by a combination of bad luck, the environment and heredity, and we've created a model that may help quantify how much of these three factors contribute to cancer development.
Lead researcher Professor Bert Vogelstein said: "All cancers are caused by a combination of bad luck, the environment and heredity.
Lead researcher Prof Bert Vogelstein said: "All cancers are caused by a combination of bad luck, the environment and heredity. This study shows that you can add to your risk of getting cancers by smoking or other poor lifestyle factors.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) was conceived and written as the "heredity debates" between Herbert Spencer and August Weismann raged in the popular press.
Genetics is the branch of biology which deals with the study of heredity and variation.
African scientists will conduct genomic research on kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, tuberculosis and African sleeping sickness through inaugural grants of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium (H3Africa).
Two issues are apparent: (1) as our understanding of heredity has increased, so has our documentation of the birth parents' and siblings' medical records, because we now know that that this information may be needed for medical purposes in the future; (2) sealed historical records of the birth family in the Court that finalized the adoption are now accessible by following relatively simple, state-regulated procedures.