Mutagenesis is the generation (genesis) of mutations in the genetic material of cells. This often results in cancer, which is called carcinogenesis. A number of substances including some prescription drugs, poisons, toxins, and so on may cause mutations. A substance causing mutation is called a “mutagen”. Radiation exposure is also ...

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Introduction: Mutagenesis

Mutation: A permanent change in the DNA or RNA - the molecular "blueprints" that direct the building of proteins. Mutations can be helpful, neutral or harmful and can be caused randomly or by environmental factors. ...Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1 ...

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Causes List for Mutagenesis

Some possible causes of Mutagenesis or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Mutagenesis

Some types of this condition may include:3 Types of Mutagenesis:

  • Deimmunization
  • Deletion Mutagenesis
  • Insertional Mutagenesis
  • Linker-Scanning Mutagenesis
  • Site-Directed Mutagenesis
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Genetics of Mutagenesis

Cancer begins with a change (mutation) in the structure of the DNA in cells, which can affect how they grow. This means cells grow and reproduce uncontrollably, producing a lump of tissue called a tumour. ...Source: NHS Choices UK4 ...

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ artfl/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ womb-cancer/ causes/ 

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