About the Heritable Mutation & Disease SIG
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The Heritable Mutation and Disease Special Interest Group is for scientists interested in heritable mutagenesis, the challenges of finding human genomic DNA damaging agents, germ-cell and stem-cell mutagens, and the consequences of these mutations to health.
- The study of germ cell biology as it relates to heritable mutagenesis.
- Characterization of heritable (germline) mutagenesis in the etiology of disease.
- Determining if deleterious heritable mutations arise through actions of exogenous chemical, physical or biological agents.
- Interpreting the consequences of heritable alterations to the devising methods through use of new technologies for studying presumptive human mutagens.
- Understanding new processes (e.g., epigenetics) and their role in genomic stability.
- Serving as a focal point for discussions of heritable genomic and stem-cell mutagenesis research.
Patrick Allard, Co-Chair; Mike Waters, Co-Chair; and Marc Beal, New Investigator Co-Chair
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