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Chapter 5, Problem 23QP
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If diseases such as cardiovascular disease (hypertension and atherosclerosis) are familial, is this an indication that there is a genetic contribution to these traits? What would you do to confirm that genetics is involved in this condition?

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether genes have a contribution to the occurrence of cardiovascular disease given that some of the diseases (hypertension and atherosclerosis) are familial.

Introduction: Familial diseases are the type that of diseases that are expected to occur in several members of the same family. Cystic fibrosis and breast cancer are examples of familial diseases.

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The familial diseases that affect several members of the same family can arise due to two possible reasons. It can be either because all the members share the same environmental factors or there is sharing of some common genes. Cardiovascular disease is a multifactorial disease...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The method of confirmation that genetics is involved in causing familial diseases.

Introduction: Familial diseases are the type of diseases that are expected to occur in several members of the same family. Cystic fibrosis and breast cancer are examples of familial diseases.

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