Mutation

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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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It has long been known that Queen Victoria was a carrier of the lethal gene of haemophilia, but we are presented here with the results of the first extended scientific examination of the history of haemophilia in the royal families of Europe.
Martin knew she had the same potentially lethal gene that prompted her famous niece to have the operation on her breasts.
This not only allowed them to detect pre-cancer before it became cancer and spread - something previously impossible through old screening methods - it also allowed them to determine which family members carried the lethal gene.