Latest Mutation Stories
The study reveals how a genetic duplication that occurred millions of years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene, involved in cancer development
Scientists at USC have unlocked the mystery of why new cases of the genetic disease Noonan Syndrome are so common: a mutation that causes the disease disproportionately increases a normal father’s production of sperm carrying the disease trait.
In light of Angelina Jolie's recent mastectomy, Kwiksure examines the relationship between health insurance coverage and preventative cancer surgery. Hong
Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation they say is responsible for both port-wine stain birthmarks and a rare neurological condition known as Sturge-Weber Syndrome.
Researchers have discovered a link between nearsightedness and mutations in a gene partially responsible for the regulation of copper and oxygen levels in eye tissues, according to a paper published in Thursday’s edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.
An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending on how it is altered.
Cancer is typically thought to develop after genes gradually mutate over time, finally overwhelming the ability of a cell to control growth.
UAlberta research team uses caffeine and fruit flies to pinpoint genetic pathways that guide DNA repair in cancer cells.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.