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heredity

huh re duh tee

  • n  the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
  • n  the total of inherited attributes

  • Watson, at left in photo, and Crick would have solved the mysteries of heredity and of evolution, all in one shot.
  • Can the heredity of an organism be altered after conception? This age-old problem has now been attacked from a new angle: ducks.
  • Ergo, he concluded, intelligence and talent were bestowed by heredity.
Quotes

  • Eric Lander in Newswise (press release)
    Our understanding of the basis of cell identity - the way that a liver cell knows that it is different from a skin cell - has been rather vague, much like our understanding of heredity was prior to our knowledge of DNA,said Broad Institute...
  • Elias Zerhouni in National Institutes of Health (press release)
    Knowing who is at greater risk for melanoma due to heredity, and understanding the pathways leading to cancer, are important steps in addressing a disease which is expected to be diagnosed in over 62,000 Americans in 2006,said National...
  • Herbert E. Walter in Heritage.org
    Only two decades before the Nazis ascended to power in Germany, Walter predicted that "it is unlikely that the world will ever see another great religious inquisition, or that in applying to man the newly found laws of heredity there will ever be...

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