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Genetic variant

A relatively common alternative version of the DNA sequence in a gene, that by itself does not cause a single gene disorder.

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NHS launches polygenic scores pilot to calculate heart disease risk 29 March 2021 News
Daytime napping is partly regulated by your genes 8 March 2021 News
Newlywed's satisfaction may be linked to a genetic variant 1 March 2021 News
Neanderthal genes also decrease the risk of severe COVID-19 22 February 2021 News
Sperm use poison to disable competitors 8 February 2021 News
Genetic basis discovered for the higher risk of prostate cancer in black men 11 January 2021 News
Human egg cells are often genetically abnormal 14 December 2020 News
New rapid genome sequencing to trace COVID-19 14 December 2020 News
Event Review: COVID-19 – Evidence and limitations of genetics in relation to BAME groups 14 September 2020 Review
Expanded carrier screening: careful what you look for 14 September 2020 Comment
BRCA-associated breast cancer risk may be influenced by the woman's genome 7 September 2020 News
Infertility and early menopause linked to genetic mutations 7 September 2020 News
What should we be testing for in sperm and egg donors? 7 September 2020 Comment
'Single gene' condition risk influenced by genetic background 24 August 2020 News
Exome sequencing of newborns may not be as accurate as blood testing 17 August 2020 News
Gene helps explain higher stroke risk for black people 17 August 2020 News
Longer education may lower risk for people with Alzheimer's gene 10 August 2020 News
Rare genetic variant increases pain threshold during childbirth 27 July 2020 News
Gene variant implicated in Alzheimer's disease onset 29 June 2020 News
Severe COVID-19 linked to type A blood group and genetic variations 15 June 2020 News
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