mutations mutations
Stories About

mutations

Accumulated Mutations Create A Cellular Mosaic In Our Bodies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/730367558/730429650" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A sometimes lethal strain of H7N9 bird flu that has infected about 1,500 people in China doesn't spread easily among humans — yet. But research published Thursday suggests just a few genetic mutations might be enough to make it quite contagious. Pasieka/Science Source hide caption

toggle caption
Pasieka/Science Source

A Few Genetic Tweaks To Chinese Bird Flu Virus Could Fuel A Human Pandemic

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/532925945/533102664" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nearly two-thirds of cell mutations that cause cancer are caused by random error, a study found. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption

toggle caption
Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source

Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/521219318/521274761" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript