hereditary mutation


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hereditary mutation

Germline mutation Genetics A genetic change in germ cells–egg or sperm that is incorporated into the DNA of each cell of offspring
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Christofer Toumazou`s DNA chip can detect hereditary mutations such as diabetes, neural diseases, metabolic diseases etc.
Germline mutations in CDKN2A account for up to 40% of familial cases linked to hereditary mutations.
1] The incidence increases with time, and the development of these tumors is related to the loss of tumor suppressor activity resulting from alterations in the Rb1 gene because of radiation, hereditary mutations, or other causes.
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- deCODE Genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, in collaboration with Illumina, a global leader in the making of instruments to analyze the genome, reported today in the journal Nature that a father's age, not a mother's, at the time a child is conceived is the single largest contributor to the passing of new hereditary mutations to offspring.

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