Can asthma be genetic?

Answer Asthma's exact causes are unknown, according to the National Institutes of Health, but it's likely that genetics play a role. The NIH reports that researchers attribute asthma to a combination of f... Read More »

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Are birthmarks genetic?

There may be genetic triggers for birthmarks caused while the baby is in the uterus, but this is still unproven. As of February 2010, scientists have not proven that there are genetic reasons for b... Read More »

Is epilepsy genetic?

On One Hand: Some Types of Epilepsy Are GeneticOnly certain kinds of epilepsy run in families. According to the Mayo Clinic, researchers have identified up to 500 genes that could be responsible. I... Read More »

Is hepatitis c genetic?

On One Hand: Hepatitis C Is Not Typically GeneticThe cause of Hepatitis C, or HCV, is blood to blood contact. This contact can occur in a number of ways, including needle injections, blood transfus... Read More »

Is encephalitis genetic?

No. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain that is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It can be aftereffect of another disease such as herpes or a complication of syphil... Read More »