genetic mutation


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Noun1.genetic mutation - (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
deletion - (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
inversion - (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed
transposition - (genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
mutagenesis - an event capable of causing a mutation
gene mutation, point mutation - (genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene
reversion - (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
saltation - (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
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ISLAMABAD -- Researchers have discovered a new genetic mutation that may be linked to obesity in humans, Medical Daily reported.
Washington, July 19 ( ANI ): Mice gain weight even when fed normal amounts of food, a discovery that suggests the genetic mutation linked to obesity may govern how the body uses energy.
ISLAMABAD -- The first genetic mutation ever associated with a mysterious and potentially devastating form of heart disease that affects women in the final weeks of pregnancy or the first few months after delivery have been identified by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute.
GCD typically develops slowly, but people with this genetic mutation are at a very high risk of accelerated opacity formations if they have vision-correction surgery, including LASIK, LASEK or PRK.
By ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2011 (Balochistan Times): The first genetic mutation ever associated with a mysterious and potentially devastating form of heart disease that affects women in the final weeks of pregnancy or the first few months after delivery have been identified by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute.
Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation that makes some members of an unusual Pakistani family fail to sense pain.
Further tests suggest that the same genetic mutation in cell wall structure and physiology may be responsible for both types of resistance.
Based on a negative result, patients can proceed with the planned LASIK procedure, while in case of positive results for the genetic mutation, the person will be advised against undergoing LASIK surgery and advised to take protective measures, including minimising exposure to UV light by wearing protective lenses to help delay the progression of GCD symptoms.
Washington, June 22 (ANI): The first genetic mutation ever associated with a mysterious and potentially devastating form of heart disease that affects women in the final weeks of pregnancy or the first few months after delivery have been identified by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.
When the researchers collected these cells from healthy mice and then injected the cells into mice carrying a genetic mutation that causes muscular dystrophy, disease progression slowed, as measured in several tests.
"After the fifth replication, any genetic mutation in a cell won't count," says Toyoshiba.
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): The Transylvanian naked neck chicken - once dubbed a Churkey or a Turken because of its hybrid appearance - owes its distinctive look to a complex genetic mutation, according to scientists.