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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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Mitochondrial transfer: first for fertility treatment, then for mitochondrial diseases 16 May 2022 Comment
NHS launches new prenatal test to screen for rare eye cancer 9 May 2022 News
Single mutation discovered may be genetic cause of lupus 9 May 2022 News
TALED genome editing approach targets mitochondrial DNA 9 May 2022 News
NHS trial evaluates whole genome sequencing for brain tumour patients 3 May 2022 News
Largest dataset of cancer whole genome sequences gives new insights 25 April 2022 News
Mechanisms influencing cancer driver genes revealed 25 April 2022 News
Webinar Review: Genomics in Perinatal Medicine 11 April 2022 Review
Research into creating cats that do not cause people allergies 4 April 2022 News
'Elite sleeper' genes may offer protection from neurodegenerative diseases 21 March 2022 News
Editing the Human Genome: Where Are We Now? What Happens Next? 7 March 2022 Comment
Jailed scientist Dr He Jiankui should be made 'responsible' for children whose genomes he edited 7 March 2022 News
Podcast Review: David Bick – Newborn Sequencing 7 March 2022 Review
NHS gene testing misses people at risk of cancer 28 February 2022 News
Tay-Sachs treated with gene therapy for first time 21 February 2022 News
Brain organoids reveal genetic mutations affect emergence of neurons in people with autism 7 February 2022 News
TV Review: Dolly – The sheep that changed the world 7 February 2022 Review
BRCA genes linked to prostate and pancreatic cancer 31 January 2022 News
Light shed on de novo mutations behind male infertility 24 January 2022 News
Event Review: Modifying Humans – Is global governance of genome editing possible? 17 January 2022 Review
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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...