Genetics is the study of genes and genetic variation in living organisms. Every cell in the body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes that each contain the genes you inherit from your parents. From each and every pair, one chromosome is inherited from your mother and the other from your father. What you inherit is genetic, but not everything that has to do with your genetic makeup right now is a result of what you inherited, in other words, if you develop cancer because you eat processed sugar every day, you didn't inherit those mutated genes. Here's another example: If you ingest aluminum and lead daily, from tap water, and say, antacids, and you get Alzheimer's disease by age 60, you didn't inherit those "genes" either, though your MD may say you did, for reasons we go into later.
Genetics is the study of DNA and variation. It's an all encompassing term, whereas hereditary refers to only the PASSING of inherited TRAITS from parents to offspring. There's a big difference. A good example of genetic-but-not-inherited is a child who has a collection of unusual symptoms that don't fit any clinical diagnosis. This kind of disease or cell disorder most likely originated and developed after birth and over time, rather than having been inherited from "carrier" parents.
When genetic IS NOT inherited
Personalized genomic medicine and exome sequencing are solving some of these genetic-but-not-hereditary puzzles. Exome sequencing (the protein-coding region of the human genome) may be the most widely used targeted sequencing method used today. Even though exome only represents 2% of the genetic code, it contains most of the known disease-related variants–about 85%–making it a very cost-effective alternative to whole-genome sequencing. This type of sequencing also efficiently identifies "coding variants" across a wide range of population genetics and cancer studies. In other words, exome sequencing provides diagnoses for cases where the parents are NOT carriers for a known disease and the child's symptoms DO NOT MATCH a clinically recognized condition. Can most of our health problems be boiled back to good or bad gut bacteria? Recent research would suggest so. Let's look a little closer now.
When protein's amino acid sequence gets altered, not just the DNA
Either parent can carry a gene mutation, or both, but when neither does, we have to look at biotechnology and the new gene altering of food with genetically modified organisms and chemical pesticides. Exome sequencing is revealing conditions that are indeed genetic, but NOT inherited (Mechanisms of genomic instability). Remember, GMO, the genetic modification of organisms, means foreign genes are inserted into the DNA sequence in a laboratory, including the genes from insects, bacteria, virus and poisonous plants, in order to kill or stave off crop-destroying insects and weeds. This has been going on for thirty years in the
without regulation, warnings, safety testing or labels. USA
Therefore, genetic (DNA) mutation can be created, or originated, during one lifetime, instead of what was once thought to be only inherited. Cells can be fed carcinogens that cause them to mutate and multiply uncontrollably. This is not inherited. Consider dangerous pesticides like Roundup and other heavy metal toxins, like mercury and tungsten here. Research reveals that a human being can have a dominant mutation that is not inherited (ie: Rienhoff syndrome). This could include symptoms of low muscle mass, growth retardation, infertility, and so on. These may not even be the product of disease, where encoded growth factors may have been disturbed in early childhood from the consumption of pesticides and known neurotoxins, often found in vaccines and flu shots.
Avoid GMO, processed foods and toxic, untested vaccines
Medical doctors in the USA say almost every illness, disease and disorder is genetic, but that's tricky, because they don't explain that hardly any cases of the preventable diseases are hereditary, including cancer, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, heart disease, autism, you name it. It's a lingo trick to get patients believing that the right food won't cure their problems, and that they "inherited" these problems from their parents, so it's genetic–woven into the fabric of their DNA that they are weak and prone to disease, disorder, and malfunction, in need of surgery, pharmaceuticals and probably chemotherapy, just to stave off the inevitable. None of this is true. Preventable disease is called that for a reason. It's preventable. Look into raw, organic, whole food, and buy local. Read the vaccine insert before even considering one again. Also, learn more about a legend of gene-targeting cancer research and natural healing, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and his team of physicians, working hard right now in the