Navigation Links
Entire Family Genome Sequenced for First Time
Date:3/10/2010

Children receive 30 mutations from each parent, researchers find

WEDNESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children inherit fewer gene mutations from their parents than was previously thought, say U.S. researchers who are the first to sequence the entire genome of a family.

The analysis of the four family members -- the parents, daughter and son -- revealed that each parent passes about 30 mutations to their children. It had long been believed that each parent passes 75 gene mutations to their children.

"That's the kind of power you get from looking at the whole genome. The mutation rate was less than half of what we'd thought," Lynn B. Jorde, professor and chairwoman of the department of human genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine, said in a news release from the school.

Most gene mutations passed from parents have no effect on children's health. But it's important to know the number of parent-to-child gene mutations.

"The mutation rate is our clock, and every time it ticks we have a new genetic variant. We need to know how fast the clock ticks," Jorde said.

The actual rate of gene mutations each parent gives a child will vary depending on the age of the parents (particularly the father) when a child is conceived.

The study was led by the scientists at the Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology and also included researchers from the University of Utah and the University of Washington.

The findings appear in the March 11 issue of Science Express.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences has more about human genetic variation.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Utah Health Sciences Center, news release, March 10, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Martek Announces Addition of lifesDHA(TM) to Entire Bellybar(TM) Line of Nutrition Bars
2. PDL BioPharma to Actively Seek Sale of Entire Company or Its Key Assets
3. Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club Devours the Entire Enchilada
4. Nations Premiere Patient Advocate Organization Commits to UCN inContact(R) for Entire Group
5. Tasker Products Receives USDA Consent to Begin Immediate Commercialization of Tasker Clear Throughout Entire Poultry Processing Operations
6. The Polyamory Handbook: New Guide Covers Entire Spectrum of Rapidly Growing Relationship Style
7. Misys Wins Prestigious Gold Labels From SWIFT for Entire Trade Services Solutions Portfolio
8. FDA Expands Tomato-Salmonella Warning to Include Entire Nation
9. Select Comfort Launches Entirely Redesigned Line Of Sleep Number Beds
10. The future of personalized cancer treatment: An entirely new direction for RNAi delivery
11. Enigma Diagnostics Announces Patent On Real-Time Monitoring of Amplification Reactions Upheld In Entirety Following Opposition From BD at European Patent Office
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... After enjoying record-breaking ... registration today for its 33rd Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 2-3, ... theme of the conference is “Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: Using Research to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Mirixa Corporation , a ... other pharmacist-delivered patient care services, has announced the promotions of Karen Litsinger to ... president of sales. , Litsinger joined Mirixa in 2008 after serving as ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) and The ... ultimate weight loss and wellness program, at their world headquarters of Omni La Costa ... and long-term results to anyone seeking weight loss, personal development, a healthy lifestyle, or ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., ... for adherence to the highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic obstructive ... president and CEO, Dr. Daniel Messina. , Among the recognitions, the American College ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Healthcare is in flux. The ... for the mass media launching of story movements to highlight what's most unfair ... unfortunate experiences; such a movement can generate the network power to improve healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Trends - Adhesion Type, Application, Usability - Forecast to 2025" ... , ... Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 3.2% ... market is witnessing include advancements in extracellular microelectrode arrays and intracellular ...
(Date:12/8/2016)...   TriNetX , the health research network, ... signed a membership agreement to join the network ... cures. The TriNetX network is comprised ... globally, biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) ... site selection, patient recruitment, and collaborative research across ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Pennsylvania Physician General ... Drug and Alcohol Programs Gary Tennis ... medications, known as benzodiazepines, developed with the help ... are medications that are frequently prescribed for anxiety ... are used with opioid pain medications, benzodiazepines pose ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: