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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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Common chromosomal mutations occur in various cancers 7 September 2020 News
Infertility and early menopause linked to genetic mutations 7 September 2020 News
Gene helps explain higher stroke risk for black people 17 August 2020 News
Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Misconceptions about genetic counselling 17 August 2020 Review
Gene mutations discovered as a trigger for male infertility 27 July 2020 News
Saving lives with early breast and ovarian cancer screening 20 July 2020 News
Event Review: The Coronavirus Genome - Conspiracies, controversies, and future confidence in tackling COVID-19 29 June 2020 Review
Genome editing in human embryos has unintended side-effects 29 June 2020 News
CRISPR trial shows promising results for sickle cell and thalassaemia 22 June 2020 News
Genetic mutation rate could predict lifespan and fertility 22 June 2020 News
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - The coronavirus mutation situation 22 June 2020 Review
Event Review: Hacking Darwin - Genetic engineering and the future of humanity 1 June 2020 Review
Novel gene discovered that helps keep some people thin 26 May 2020 News
3D sperm imaging could improve ICSI 18 May 2020 News
Coronavirus mutations provide insight into spread patterns 11 May 2020 News
Breast and ovarian cancer drug repurposed to treat prostate cancer 4 May 2020 News
Coronavirus widespread in UK at very start of pandemic 4 May 2020 News
Predicting patients benefits from new ovarian cancer treatment 23 March 2020 News
Global cancer genome study reveals genetic secrets 10 February 2020 News
DNA sequencing used to combat coronavirus 3 February 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...