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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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Cerebral organoids show early signs of dementia 2 August 2021 News
Podcast Review: Ingenious 26 July 2021 Review
US funding boost for single-gene disorder research 26 July 2021 News
Prenatal base editing corrects lysosomal storage disease 19 July 2021 News
Regulating genomics – the next decade 19 July 2021 Comment
Event Review: Shining a Light on Genetic Disorders – Genetic eye disorders 12 July 2021 Review
Should we edit human embryos' genomes, and if so then how? 12 July 2021 Comment
Childhood obesity linked to genomic instability which is a hallmark of most cancers 5 July 2021 News
DNA screening study to identify cancer risk in young adults in Australia 5 July 2021 News
Book Review: Rebel Cell – Cancer, evolution and the science of life 21 June 2021 Review
Mutated cells 'hijack ageing gene' to initiate cancer 21 June 2021 News
Potential new approach identified for treating BRCA-related cancers 21 June 2021 News
Gene variant identified linked to asymptomatic COVID-19 14 June 2021 News
Gene variant that turns off fullness signal makes people gain weight 7 June 2021 News
Noncoding genome sheds light on developmental disorders 7 June 2021 News
Book Review: CRISPR People – The science and ethics of editing humans 1 June 2021 Review
Machine learning technique detects epigenetic drivers of cancers 17 May 2021 News
Podcast Review: COVID In Your Genes – The risk factors 17 May 2021 Review
PARP inhibitor is most effective in ovarian cancer patients with DNA repair mutations 10 May 2021 News
Potential genetic target for leukaemia treatment identified 10 May 2021 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...