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Increased likelihood of developing a particular disease due to carrying one or more gene mutations and/or having a family history that indicates an increased risk of the disease. Also called genetic susceptibility.

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Gene testing in young patients may uncover 'cancer families' 8 August 2016 News
Healthy lifestyle reduces risk of common breast-cancer genes 31 May 2016 News
23andMe to relaunch consumer genetic tests in the US 22 October 2015 News
Mutations may predict breast cancer relapse 28 September 2015 News
Obesity findings set precedent for GWAS research 7 September 2015 Comment

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