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Is acne hereditary?

Acne is more likely if at least one parent had the condition during adolescence. However, even within the same family, the symptoms may differ in severity. Although genetics are thought to play a role, no specific gene or process for passing on acne has been identified.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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