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  • s  of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes

  • Another is that nearly all behavioral traits are polygenicdependent on several genes.
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  • Novel autism candidate genes identified
    A scientific study identifies new genes involved in autism, a polygenic disorder that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Autism spectrum disorders represent a group of neurodevelopmental disorders which affect one out of 80-100 children. Autism’s aetiology remains mainly unknown but there is strong evidence that genetic factors play a major role. International research has identified candidate ...
    Oct. 23, 2013 - Science Daily

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