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Inheritance and Genetics of Malignant astrocytoma

Genetics of Malignant astrocytoma:

Some genetic mutations can increase susceptibility for developing a malignant astrocytoma. As such, astrocytoma may run in families.

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Malignant astrocytoma 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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