Leukemia is not passed on from the family. Therefore you cannot say it is hereditary. However you can be predisposed to leukemia by genetic factors, such as bruising, clotting and other signs of leukemia. To see more details on this subj
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Genetic algorithms (GA) and genetic programming (GP) are interesting areas of research. I’d like to know about specific problems you – the SO reader – have solved using GA/G
I do research on chronic myeloid leukemia, and I have never heard of anyone who had the Philadelphia-translocation (the mutation, which is thought to cause this disease), as an inherited mutation!I am not aware of increased risk of leukemia in the children of CML patients! There are scattered reports of supposedly familial cases of CML, but thats it!Your children may or may not get leukemia, pretty much like with everyone else! Right now, I dont see how anyone could calculate the odds! But, I suppose, life is much more, than odds!!! so dont worry much, take care!
Certain mutations can trigger leukemia by activating oncogenes or deactivating tumor suppressor genes, and thereby disrupting the regulation of cell death,
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