heredity


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And in this matter I am, as I said, a freak--a freak of heredity.
I am a freak of heredity, an atavistic nightmare--call me what you will; but here I am, real and alive, eating three hearty meals a day, and what are you going to do about it?
It told of a heredity of seekers and fighters, of people that worked stoutly with head and hand, of ghosts that reached down out of the misty past and moulded and made her to be a doer of things.
Here Nietzsche perhaps exaggerates the importance of heredity.
Lead researcher Professor Bert Vogelstein said: "All cancers are caused by a combination of bad luck, the environment and heredity.
This "light" adventure novel can be seen as being influenced by Weismann in that the hero benefits from unchanging heredity traits that allow him to take the place of his distant cousin, a king, and rescue him from his captors.
Which Austrian monk discovered the principles of heredity in the 19th century?
He said that APML has supported Tahir-ul-Qadri in his endeavour of ending heredity politics in country, implementation of supremacy of constitution, rule of law and stability of the country and the property of nation.
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).
Summary: Heredity is defined as the genetic transmission of characteristics (like height, skin colour, diseases etc) from parent to offspring.
Washington, Apr 20 ( ANI ): Researchers have successfully replicated the chemistry of life in synthetic versions of DNA and RNA molecules, thus indicating that the pair of nucleic acids are not unique in their capability to encode information and to pass it on through heredity.
Tight shoes, injury, or heredity can cause one or more toes to curl under.