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Inheritance and Genetics of Skin conditions

Skin conditions: Genetics Information

Genetics of Skin conditions: Some skin and connective tissue diseases, are due strictly to genetic inheritance, while others do not have specific gene abnormalities as their sole cause. Many features of skin and connective tissue disorders overlap with each other, and with other disorders, even though they have unique genetic causes. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Skin conditions refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or "runs" in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.


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