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PEDIGREE, descents. A succession of degrees from the origin; it is the state of the family as far as regards the relationship of the different members, their births, marriages and deaths; this term is applied to persons or families, who trace their origin or descent.
     2. On account of the difficulty of proving in the ordinary manner by living witnesses, facts which occurred in remote times, hearsay evidence (q.v.) has been admitted to prove a pedigree. 1 Phil. Ev. 186; 1 Stark. Ev. 55; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 110; 8 Com. Dig. 583 1 Pet. 337; 6 Pet., 81; 13 Pet. 209 1 Wheat. 6; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 243; 4 Wash.C.C.R.186; 3Bouv.Inst.n. 3067. Vide Descent; Line.

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Results of family pedigree analysis. (DCM = dilated cardiomyopathy; SCD = sudden cardiac death; PPCM = peripartum cardiomyopathy; CCF = congestive cardiac failure.)
Pedigree analysis is considered as an appropriate method for evaluation of the genetic diversity.
Furthermore, the pedigree quality of the Czech pig population is at an good level when compared our results with some recent pedigree analysis published in pigs.
Preliminary report: Pedigree analysis of the Brangus cattle in South Africa.
Pedigree analysis in the Andalusian horse: population structure, genetic variability and influence of the Carthusian strain.
The optimal time frame for this module is 180 minutes of instruction, which allows students to focus on pedigree analysis and the complexities of mitochondrial genetics, participate in the laboratory analysis of "patient" DNA, and assimilate the various data to make reasonable claims about each patient's initial diagnosis of MELAS.
"Having first identified the 'speed gene' in 2010, we decided to see if we could trace the origin of the gene variant using population genetics coupled with pedigree analysis. We wanted to understand where speed in the Thoroughbred came from," explained Dr Hill.
However, pedigree analysis of the seven calves revealed both maternal and paternal common ancestry, suggesting an association between their genes and the disease.
(10) Pedigree analysis in familial DCM is most consistent with autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance with variable penetrance.
"We are able to use cutting edge pedigree analysis technology such as TrueNicks and the Jockey Club's Pedigree Analysis Program that is no doubt helping us and our clients make more informed and in turn better mating decisions," Porter added.
Starting at age 30, annual screening mammography and MR/ are recommended for women with a known BRCA mutation, women who are untested but who have a first-degree relative with a BRCA mutation, and women with a 20%-25% or greater lifetime breast cancer risk as estimated by a specialized breast cancer pedigree analysis model.
PI 438206 is in genetic group E Capitol is the only ancestral line in this group and it contributes less than 2% of the genes to the current gene pool based on pedigree analysis (Gizlice et al., 1994).