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Mutation

A change in the sequence of DNA. Mutations occurring in genes may prevent them from working properly, which might result in disease (a genetic disorder). Mutations occur naturally at a low rate, but can also be induced by radiation and some chemicals.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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CRISPR genome editing may select for cells with cancer-associated mutations 22 November 2021 News
Whole genome sequencing to improve child cancer outcomes 15 November 2021 News
Whole genome sequencing useful for diagnosing mitochondrial disorders 8 November 2021 News
New method refines CRISPR base editing 1 November 2021 News
Two-drug approach could offer hope to ovarian cancer patients 27 September 2021 News
Early embryo cell fate discovered with whole genome sequencing 6 September 2021 News
Mechanism preventing Huntington's disease progression could lead to new therapies 6 September 2021 News
Genetic testing advances revealed at European Human Genetics Conference 31 August 2021 News
BRCA2 DNA repair errors implicated in infertility 23 August 2021 News
Dr Beverly Searle, CEO of charity Unique, to retire 23 August 2021 News
Genetic variants that cause hypertension in pregnancy identified 23 August 2021 News
mRNA HIV vaccine trial to start 23 August 2021 News
Disease-causing sperm mutations identified in one in 15 men 16 August 2021 News
More positive results from CRISPR trial for sickle cell and thalassaemia 16 August 2021 News
Genetic mechanism behind fibroid development discovered 9 August 2021 News
Mechanism that leads to DNA mutations in melanoma discovered 9 August 2021 News
Cerebral organoids show early signs of dementia 2 August 2021 News
Podcast Review: Ingenious 26 July 2021 Review
US funding boost for single-gene disorder research 26 July 2021 News
Prenatal base editing corrects lysosomal storage disease 19 July 2021 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
The Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event about testing and screening human embryos is taking place TOMORROW EVENING - book NOW. The event will be chaired by Dr Sue Avery, with speakers including Dr Tony Gordon, Dr Christine Patch, James Lawford Davies and Professor Michael Parker...
Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening
8 May 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
The second FREE public event in the Progress Educational Trust's 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics' series...
Relative Risk: Breast Cancer and Genetics
3 April 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
LAST CHANCE to book for this coming Thursday's FREE event launching the Progress Educational Trust's 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics' project...
Mutants and What to Do About Them
9 February 2011 7.30pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK
The 2011 British Humanist Association/South Place Ethical Society Darwin Day Lecture, given by Armand Marie Leroi...
The Blind-Drunk Mutant Mouse: A Model for Schizophrenia?
19 November 2009 12midday Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
A discussion introduced by Professor Kay Davies, Head of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford...
Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology
13 July 2009 Department of Biological Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, Gibbet Hill Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
A course for those who wish to develop their understanding of genetic engineering techniques...