|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I once heard a genetic scientist say that the idea of one gene controlling one specific trait is false. Instead, he said, most inherited traits in humans are the result of an interaction or collaboration between several genes, and each of them plays a part in several such interactions, with a new and different function every time. I have not been able to confirm this in literature. Could you tell me if this is true and, if so, how usual this interaction is - do most human genes work this way or just a few? If you could also give me a couple of titles of books that explain this, I'd be very grateful.
Re: A question concerning human genetics.
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