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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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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
Genetic variants linked to severe COVID-19 identified 14 December 2020 News
Molecular 'barcode' determines which sperm reaches the egg 14 December 2020 News
New rapid genome sequencing to trace COVID-19 14 December 2020 News
Faster cancer diagnosis achieved by new DNA sequencing method 7 December 2020 News
New genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease 7 December 2020 News
Human gene triggers bigger brain in monkeys 30 November 2020 News
New study on CRISPR: the stake of unintended consequences in embryos 23 November 2020 Comment
Novel cancer driver genes discovered by prediction algorithm 23 November 2020 News
Possible epigenetic target for endometriosis treatment 16 November 2020 News
New human tissue screen identifies unknown genes in rare genetic disorder 9 November 2020 News
A Nobel for CRISPR genome editing – and for women scientists 2 November 2020 Comment
Study shows risks of using genome editing on embryos 2 November 2020 News
Developmental disorders linked to 28 newly associated genes 19 October 2020 News
Inflammation and specific gene mutations implicated in Parkinson's disease 19 October 2020 News
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists – Deafness gene identified 19 October 2020 Review
Precision cancer drug targets DNA repair 5 October 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...