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Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing
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Breast Cancer genes found in both men and women; here's all you need to know about BRCA and genetic testing

Previous studies have shown that mutations (change in the structure) in the Breast Cancer (BRCA) genes in men can increase the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers

Study says mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus might not be as harmful as the original strain
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Study says mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus might not be as harmful as the original strain

Scientists have so far reported 6,822 mutations of SARS-CoV-2 virus globally, out of which 300 have shown to repeat themselves in different patients.

Coronavirus in northeast China is mutating and people are taking longer to recover from the infection
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Coronavirus in northeast China is mutating and people are taking longer to recover from the infection

Patients in the northeast also rarely exhibited fever and tended to suffer damage to the lungs rather than across multiple organs.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is it important to study virus mutation? How fast is SARS-CoV-2 mutating?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Why is it important to study virus mutation? How fast is SARS-CoV-2 mutating?

It is important to study virus mutations because it can acquire a new function and may become more infectious or more virulent

Researchers believe analysing Coronavirus' genome could help trace and stop a second wave of infections
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Researchers believe analysing Coronavirus' genome could help trace and stop a second wave of infections

COVID-19 genome consists of a single, short strand of RNA that the virus uses to hijack its host’s cellular machinery and make copies of itself.

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?
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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

In spite of many viruses existing in animal hosts, it is rare for spillovers to happen since many factors need to align at the right time.

Gene-therapy pill slows pancreatic cancer, extends survival by two years in trials
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Gene-therapy pill slows pancreatic cancer, extends survival by two years in trials

Taking the medication twice daily, one of the trial's subjects has survived 2.5 years and is leading a normal life.

Watch: The cruelty of breeding white tigers
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Watch: The cruelty of breeding white tigers

Did you know that all the white tigers alive in captivity today can be traced back to the bloodline of one male white tiger?

Swine flu strain in India has acquired mutation, more dangerous now, says MIT study
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Swine flu strain in India has acquired mutation, more dangerous now, says MIT study

The swine flu strain that has killed more than 1,200 people in India since December has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous.