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A haplogroup is a set of minor changes in the Y chromosome or mitochondrial DNA that have consistently appeared for many thousands of years and point to a common ancestor. The remoteness of this ancestor can be calculated by the number of new mutations. Belonging to a haplogroup provides information about where your ancestors lived, […]
A risk factor is a biological trait or something in a person’s environment that increases the likelihood of developing a specific disease. As a general rule, diseases develop under the influence of a combination of risk factors, the number of which is on the rise. In the 1960s, there were about 1,000 known risk factors, […]
Multifactorial diseases are common conditions (i.e., hypertension, coronary heart disease and diabetes) that are caused by multiple factors, including genes and external factors, like the environment, diet and lifestyle. Such diseases are the result of interaction between multiple genetic and external factors that lead to a family predisposition to the disease, without a clear Mendelian […]
Hereditary conditions are caused by mutations or the absence (i.e., deletion) of a gene. Mutations can occur in one or two copies of genes, one of which came from the father and the other from the mother. When this happens, a hereditary condition occurs. However, just because there is a mutation, it does not mean […]
SNP stands for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), a DNA sequence variation of one nucleotide (A, T, G or C) that differs in the genome of representatives of the same species or between paired chromosomes. For example, if two DNA sequences – AAGCCTA and AAGCTTA – differ by a single nucleotide, then there are two alleles: […]
The human genome is a collection of hereditary material made up of 20,000 to 25,000 genes. The human genome consists of mitochondrial DNA and 23 pairs of chromosomes present in the nucleus.