multigenic disorder

multigenic disorder

(1) A condition caused by two or more factors.
(2) A condition caused by the interaction of two or more genes.
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2,3) Research into the aetiology of keratoconus shows that it is likely to be a multifactorial, multigenic disorder with complex inheritance patterns.
Our results indicate that the homogeneity of strong genetic risk factors within dog breeds allows multigenic disorders to be mapped with fewer than 100 cases and 100 controls, making dogs an excellent model in which to identify pathways involved in human complex diseases", said Professor Hannes Lohi, University of Helsinki and Folkhalsan Research Center, Finland.