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1. Polygenic disorders
Genetic disorders resulting from the combined action of allele s of more than one gene (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers). Although such disorders are inherited, they depend on the simultaneous presence of several alleles; thus the hereditary patterns are usually more complex than those of single-gene disorder s.