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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 gene therapy for sickle cell disease approved by the FDA 12 April 2021 News
TV Review: DNA Family Secrets 12 April 2021 Review
NHS launches polygenic scores pilot to calculate heart disease risk 29 March 2021 News
Podcast Review: How to be a Superhero – The hidden powers within your genes 29 March 2021 Review
First study of the genomic architecture of the human placenta 15 March 2021 News
Podcast Review: 100 Not Out? Genes and Ageing 15 March 2021 Review
Novel immunotherapy approach targets cancers 8 March 2021 News
Scientists sequence 64 human genomes at high resolution 8 March 2021 News
Mitochondrial defects may lead to autism 8 February 2021 News
Targeting a specific protein halts tumour growth 8 February 2021 News
Class action lawsuit: has Monash IVF breached its legal duty of care? 1 February 2021 Comment
Complete sequence of DNA repair mechanism identified 1 February 2021 News
Event Review: Jewish Genetics Awareness Month – Knowledge is power 1 February 2021 Review
Will a COVID-19 vaccine change my DNA? 1 February 2021 Comment
Genome editing delays ageing in mice 25 January 2021 News
The role of genomic sequencing in the COVID-19 pandemic 25 January 2021 News
Base editing offers hope for child ageing disease 11 January 2021 News
Genomes of identical twins start to diverge in the womb 11 January 2021 News
Correlation and Causation: What Can Genetics and Genomics Tell Us about COVID-19? 21 December 2020 Comment
Gene therapy injected in one eye improves vision in both 14 December 2020 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...