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Number of Genetic Diseases

How many genetic diseases are there?


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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