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Penetrance

The extent to which a mutation causing a particular disorder causes clinical symptoms of that disorder. This usually refers to autosomal dominant conditions.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Mutation for rare form of multiple sclerosis could be 'genetic smoking gun' 6 June 2016 News
23andMe only heightens the need for genetic counselling 2 February 2015 Comment
Event Review: Heart Genetics - Predicting the Future? 13 May 2013 Review
Patients should get health risk gene information whether they want it or not, says report 25 March 2013 News
Policing preimplantation genetic diagnosis: patients first please 18 February 2013 Comment
Personalised medicine: a reality check 5 November 2012 Comment
Genome sequencing method promises higher accuracy with less DNA 16 July 2012 News
Insurance will continue to be unaffected by predictive genetic tests, says Government 2 July 2012 News
Breast cancer risk genes from mum or dad? It could affect diagnosis age 19 December 2011 News
Genetic link to sleepwalking: A dream or reality? 14 February 2011 News
'Embryo destroyed' stories came from nowhere 1 February 2010 News
The case for case-by-case regulation of PGD: a response to Dr David King 26 January 2010 Comment
The case for case-by-case regulation of PGD 18 January 2010 Comment
Parents should be allowed to transfer affected embryos, say ethicists 7 July 2008 News
UK couple to test embryos for hereditary breast cancer 27 July 2007 News
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and 'slippery slopes' 13 May 2007 Comment
UK couples request breast cancer embryo test 30 April 2007 News
PGD for early onset Alzheimer's disease: Preventing disease...not the cure 17 April 2007 Comment
Designer babies or designer news? 15 May 2006 Comment
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Events using this Glossary Item

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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...