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Number of Genetic Diseases

How many genetic diseases are there?

787.

There are about 787 diseases listed under the List of genetic disorders in Wikipedia. Genetic diseaes are generally classified into 4 types ‘“ single-gene genetic diseases such as sickle cell anemia, polygenic diseases like Alzheimer’s, chromosomal diseases like Down syndrome, and mitochondrial diseases.

This fact is verified on : March 29, 2010.





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