Inheritance and Genetics of Sleep apnea


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About inheritance and genetics: Inheritance of Sleep apnea 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.

Inheritance of Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea seems to run in some families, suggesting a possible genetic basis.1

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1. excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC

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