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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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Karen had found out about genetic testing to discover whether women - and men - had gene alterations which predisposed them to breast and ovarian cancer, and would enable them to take preventative action, removing their breasts and/or ovaries to remove the risk.
7) In this model, leukemia-associated gene alterations were divided into two groups: class I mutations included activating mutations of tyrosine kinase receptors such as FLT3-ITD and oncogenes such as N-Ras as well as inactivation mutations of tumor suppressors including p53, inducing cell proliferation or inhibiting apoptosis.
The case study and genogram below were collected as part of a qualitative study of BRCA gene alteration carriers of reproductive age as they struggled to integrate genetic testing results and family medical histories with normative life cycle tasks (1) (Werner-Lin, 2007, 2008a).
Our results would suggest that, similar to direct sequencing, all samples considered to have a gene alteration by microarray analysis should undergo repeat PCR and GeneChip analysis.
The World Anti-Doping Agency, which is affiliated with the International Olympic Committee, will discuss gene alteration at a meeting in late September, hoping to nip the issue in the bud and figure out policies.
Animal feed and food products in which DNA or protein resulting from gene alteration cannot be detected using existing technologies are exempted from labeling.
Society must also consider the effects of gene alteration on future generations, Walter said.
However, our preliminary molecular studies now suggest that this gene alteration may in turn influence the activity of several other independent genes required for synthesizing beta-carotene.
When we consider the "modern" project of the technological improvement of nature, and the improvement of the functioning of the body (internal nature, so to speak) by gene alteration, we are urged to a serious consideration of the parallels between them.
We are approaching the time, perhaps ten or twenty years away, when gene alteration will be offered as a service.
Its use has been expanded to treat patients with advanced, or metastatic, non-small-cell lung cancer whose tumours have an ROS-1 gene alteration, which is believed to lead to abnormal cells.