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Heritage, Hereditary, Heredity, Inheritance

Heritage, Hereditary, Heredity, Inheritance
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Heritage is works of art, cultural achievements and folklore that have been passed on from earlier generation, and also refers to the property that has been or may be inherited by an heir. 

Heritage is works of art, cultural achievements and folklore that have been passed on from earlier generation, and also refers to the property that has been or may be inherited by an heir.

Our literary heritage is Old Testament, New Testament, Quran, Vedas and the epics and all those stories who do not have authors (collective ownership of humanity: an inheritance from our predecessors).

Our cultural heritage includes the institutions of marriage and customs. Ancient monuments are part of a national heritage of a country.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.” –Psalm 127:3

Digital heritage is cultural and educational resources that are produced, distributed and accessed in digital form rather than on paper: electronic journals, www, on-line databases and others are part of the world’s cultural heritage.

But the drawback of digital heritage is that it is prone to technical obsolescence and physical decay, and so is the instability of the Internet is an additional risk for knowledge accumulated in html format.

Hereditary is an adjective: hereditary means a title, an office, a right received or conferred on someone based on inheritance.

In mathematics, hereditary refers to every element which has a given relation to a member of the set is also a member of the set; of a set.

The word hereditary has its roots heir, and which in turn has its etymology in Greek, Sanskrit and Latin and acquired via Old French! Meaning lose, leave, itself. But from Latin stem hered- hereditary heredity are derived.
What is your heredity?

Your heredity is the genetic information that has been passed from your parents, and from you to your offspring.
Heredity the genetic information is passed on from person to person either through sexual or asexual reproduction (assisted conception). The genetic heredity is that the offspring acquires characteristics of its parent cell such as eye colour, but natural selection also plays its role.

Genetics in biology is the study of heredity.

Inheritance is something that you have inherited (received from) your parents: material things.

Inheritance is the legacy, endowment, birthright, and heritage.

“I had an inheritance from my father,/ It was the moon and the sun. /And though I roam all over the world, / The spending of it’s never done.” –Ernest Hemingway in For Whom the Bell Tolls

There are many people how inherit nothing yet they achieve something and leave inheritance for their progeny.
One may inherit heritage from one’s parents but also the unwanted traits too via heredity.

Can we alter the inherited genetic composition: DNA?

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