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List of genetic disorders

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This is a list of the most common genetic disorders in humans. If known, the type of mutation is shown, and the chromosome involved.

Many other conditions are known to be partly or wholly inherited, but their genetic basis is not yet clear. A good example is "clefting" (cleft lip and palate), which occurs up to 4 per 1000 in Native Americans and some Asian populations, but which is almost unknown in African populations.[1] About 20 genes are under investigation.[2][3]

Most common disordersEdit


  1. See "Who is affected by cleft lip and cleft palate". Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  2. Beaty T.H. et al (2011). "Evidence for gene-environment interaction in a genome wide study of isolated, non-syndromic cleft palate". Genet Epidemiol 35 (6): 469–78. doi:10.1002/gepi.20595. PMC 3180858. PMID 21618603. 
  3. FaceBase. (2012). Gene Wiki. Retrieved from