predispose to

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It can not only be annoying but can also predispose to certain skin diseases that may, in some cases, be an indication that something is not right with a kitty.
Gala Filippova, staff scientist at Fred Hutch and co-author of the study, said that in the current study, they have explored whether loss of just one copy of the CTCF gene could trigger epigenetic changes and predispose to tumor development.