Mutation

What is Mutation?

A mutation is a change in a DNA sequence. Mutations can result from DNA copying mistakes made during cell division, exposure to ionizing radiation, exposure to chemicals called mutagens, or infection by viruses. Germ line mutations occur in the eggs and sperm and can be passed on to offspring, while somatic mutations occur in body cells and are not passed on.

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I'm a 36 year old female. I was in ICU Tuesday with artery dissection, aneurysm, and several strokes on my right side. Lucky enough not to cause...

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No role of oral folic acid tablets.

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I recently had an artery dissection which lead to a series of strokes. they did a lab test called mthfr mutation test that said I was Heterozygous....

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The consequences are minor.

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I read your question carefully and I understand your concern.

Mutations in the MTHFR...

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Years ago I was diagnosed with ehlers danlos syndrome (before the blood testing was available). Would it be beneficial to have the blood test done,...

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Genetic testing

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The diagnosis of EDS, is mainly based on clinical evaluation...

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