Is there any difference between GENETIC disorders and HEREDITARY disorders ?



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Is there any difference between GENETIC disorders and HEREDITARY disorders ?

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Is there any difference between GENETIC disorders and HEREDITARY disorders ?


In most cases, ‘NO’. ‘Genetic’ refers to ‘pertaining to genes’. Genes are the part of our cells that carry information from one generation to another – about what we ‘inherit’ – and that is ‘heredity’. So they are one and the same thing. But there might be exceptions. For eg, a baby can be born with some genetic defect which may not be transferable to the next generations. An isolated genetic defect/aberration. That can be non-hereditary. But usually, the terms are used as synonymous.


Dr. B

Manisha Bhatia

Dr. Manisha Bhatia, M.D. (Hom) is a leading homeopathy physician working in Rajasthan, India. She has studied with George Vithoulkas through the IACH e-learning course. She is Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur and is also a Lecturer of Homeopathic Repertory at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College, Jaipur. She is also a Director of Hpathy.com. Find more about her at www.doctorbhatia.com

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