Inherited Traits & Mutations

  • List of Gene Mutations

    Have you been wondering about the different gene mutation types? If so, read on to learn what they are and what their affects are.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 28, 2010 

  • Spontaneous Self Correction of Gene Mutations: Is it Possible?

    Is spontaneous self-correction of gene mutations possible? The short answer is yes. However, that's not as exciting as it sounds. Read on to learn more about what mutations are and how they work.
    By Kayar July 23, 2010 

  • Menkes Disease - Causes and Cure

    Copper is not only a useful metal for industry, it's also crucially important for the correct functioning of several organs and tissues. And the consequences can be dire if there is not enough of it in the body.
    By Ricky July 22, 2010 

  • The MTP Gene Mutation in Humans

    The protein encoded by the MTP gene is involved in the assembly of lipoproteins. MTP gene mutation may lead to a rare disease called abetalipoproteinemia. Genetic variations of the gene have been associated with central obesity, alcoholic fatty liver...
    By Dr. Pharm Tao July 22, 2010 

  • The Presence of Pus in a Pimple, Pustule or Wound: What is it and What Does it Mean?

    It’s not the most pleasant-looking of substances, but pus is actually a very good thing. It’s a sign that your body is fighting hard against infection. The white stuff has also played major role in the history of genetics, by giving the world...
    By Paul Arnold July 22, 2010 

  • BRAF Gene Mutation in Humans

    The BRAF gene is a serine/threonine protein kinase. BRAF gene mutation has been associated with different kinds of cancer, such as lung cancer, colon cancer, thyroid cancer, melanoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This gene has been suggested as an important...
    By Dr. Pharm Tao July 21, 2010 

  • The MTHFR Mutation in Humans

    MTHFR is an enzyme essential for the homeostasis and normal metabolism of intracellular folate. MTHFR gene mutation has been related to many diseases including colon cancer, leukemia, vascular disease, depression, schizophrenia, migraine with aura, glaucoma...
    By Dr. Pharm Tao July 21, 2010 

  • The FOXP2 Gene Mutations

    The FOXP2 gene, also referred to as the language gene, acts as a transcription factor that binds to other genes in order for them to make proteins. When FOXP2 gene mutation occurs, affected individuals often have language and speech problems.
    By DulceCorazon July 14, 2010 

  • Can Viruses Cause Gene Mutations?

    Can a virus cause gene mutations to further its survival? Many types of virus, including the SV40 virus (Simian vacuolating 40 virus) and the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), can play a role in DNA and RNA mutations.
    By Finn Orfano July 13, 2010 

  • CF Gene Mutations in Humans

    Cystic fibrosis occurs due to the mutation of the CFTR gene. Know more about CF gene mutations, the problems it presents in the health of affected individuals and other conditions that may arise from it.
    By DulceCorazon July 13, 2010 
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