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point mutation

  • n  (genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene
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  • Cellular channels vital for hearing identified
    Researchers identified two proteins in the inner ear, critical for hearing that cause hearing loss when damaged by genetic mutations. The findings from 30 years' research shows that the proteins encoded by the genes form channels that turn mechanical sound waves into electrical signals that talk to the brain. A tiny point mutation -- a change in one base or "letter" in the genetic sequence -- is ...
    July 18, 2013 - Science Daily

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