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Multifactorial Inheritance

"Multifactorial Inheritance" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A phenotypic outcome (physical characteristic or disease predisposition) that is determined by more than one gene. Polygenic refers to those determined by many genes, while oligogenic refers to those determined by a few genes.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Multifactorial Inheritance" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Multifactorial Inheritance" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 510 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 70 publications in 2021
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.