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what are the most common types of genetic diseases?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
It depends on what: You call genetic. Almost all diseases are a combination of genes and environment. Consult the following site of a list of common single gene defects.http://archive.blisstree.com/feel/ten-most-common-inherited-genetic-diseases/.

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