They say identifying the mutation may help new treatments. The Sun (2008)These mutations may make certain individuals more able to survive in a hostile environment than others. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The condition is caused by a spontaneous genetic mutation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They found dental cavities can be caused by mutations in a protein that also causes hair loss. The Sun (2015)There is no scientific evidence to tell us what genetic mutations may be occurring inside their bodies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The results follow years of work on the genetic mutations that cause cancer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Another potential benefit could be insights into spontaneous genetic mutations that cause disease and disability. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All cancers are caused by mutations in individual genes. The Sun (2010)The aim is to use the genetic mutations that each of these organisms acquire to construct their family trees. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cancer patients can now have their tumours tested for dozens of genetic mutations that affect which drugs are likely to work. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Nobody can predict if the deadly mutation will occur, or when. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Most of the resulting mutations may damage the plant, but a few could be beneficial. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Sudden cardiac death Often caused by genetic mutation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The alterations that occur in the gene pool are the result of mutations that change the genes, but this is only the first step. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)One in eight men with an advanced form of the disease had mutations in genes vital for repairing DNA, researchers found. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
较常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， mutation 是1万个最常用词之一。
mutation 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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