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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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Genetic 'stealth' condition causes more cancers than thought 21 January 2019 News
Professor Sir David Weatherall obituary: 'iconic' scientist dies 10 December 2018 News
Podcast Review: Mike Stratton and cancer genes - The Life Scientific (BBC Radio 4) 3 December 2018 Review
Sperm counts halved in sons of smoking dads 3 December 2018 News
Birth of first genome-edited babies causes furore 26 November 2018 News
Study shows genome editing is possible in the kidney 26 November 2018 News
Epigenetic approach could detect cancer early 19 November 2018 News
Ovarian cancer drug olaparib slows recurrence and cuts deaths 29 October 2018 News
Video Review: A groundbreaking way to stop mitochondrial disease – TedMed 29 October 2018 Review
Genome editing treats inherited liver disease PKU in mice 22 October 2018 News
Spontaneous DNA errors may lead to dementia 22 October 2018 News
Genome editing works in mitochondrial DNA for first time 1 October 2018 News
Genome editing key gene gives breast cancer insights 17 September 2018 News
How do we make genomics everybody's business? 10 September 2018 Comment
World-first gene therapy wins world's top €1m vision prize 10 September 2018 News
Aggressive prostate cancer gene identified 3 September 2018 News
Genome editing relieves muscular dystrophy in dogs 3 September 2018 News
First genomics study of African women may help fight breast cancer 28 August 2018 News
Scientists base-edit first viable human embryos 28 August 2018 News
Elephants' 'zombie gene' may give cancer insights 20 August 2018 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...