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An individual who inherits two different alleles, one from each parent. When referring to genetic disorders, a heterozygote is usually someone who has one disease and one non-disease allele.

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CRISPR used in stem cell model to predict heart risk 25 June 2018 News
Why rare disease research isn't just about rare diseases 18 November 2013 Comment
First genes linked to pre-eclampsia and immune system disorders 28 March 2011 News
TV Review: Is It Better to Be Mixed Race? 23 November 2009 Review
Genetic trait inherited through RNA 29 May 2006 News

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