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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.

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CRISPR study finds resistance mutations to key cancer drugs 14 May 2018 News
Gene protecting against leukaemia found in males 14 May 2018 News
DNA test may benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer 8 May 2018 News
Video review: The Code by Retro Report with STAT 8 May 2018 Review
Rare genetic disorder treated before birth for first time 30 April 2018 News
DNA editing outside the cell with CRISPR could improve cancer diagnosis 23 April 2018 News
Promising results from beta-thalassaemia gene therapy trial 23 April 2018 News
Film Review: Annihilation 16 April 2018 Review
Organoids made from patients' bladder cancers 16 April 2018 News
Upgraded CRISPR edits thousands of genes at once 16 April 2018 News
Putting your genome to work: for the NHS, for industry, for the UK post-Brexit 9 April 2018 Comment
Rare genetic mutations linked to sudden infant death syndrome 9 April 2018 News
Mutation that stops heavy drinkers getting cirrhosis discovered 26 March 2018 News
Non-gene mutations found for rare developmental disorders 26 March 2018 News
23andMe test for cancer risk gains FDA approval 12 March 2018 News
Genome studies shed light on childhood cancers 5 March 2018 News
Hopes of sickle cell cure with genome editing 26 February 2018 News
'Mini-tumours' could help tailor individual cancer therapy 26 February 2018 News
CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer 19 February 2018 News
Fathers may pass ovarian cancer risk to daughters 19 February 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...