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Deformities

Deformity

a permanent structural deviation from the normal shape or size, resulting in disfigurement; may be congenital or acquired.

Synonym: deformation.


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Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... changes over time (ex. Genetic mutations, lateral gene transfer, etc.) that have been proven to be able to affect phenotype changes (ex. Diseases, deformities, trait variations, etc.) 2. Natural selection – refers to survivor of the fittest phenomenon, a negative selection process that eliminates/limits ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 42294

Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... changes over time (ex. Genetic mutations, lateral gene transfer, etc.) that have been proven to be able to affect phenotype changes (ex. Diseases, deformities, trait variations, etc.) 2. Natural selection – refers to survivor of the fittest phenomenon, a negative selection process that eliminates/limits ...

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by Cat
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 42294

Re: Evolution or De-evolution?

... changes over time (ex. Genetic mutations, lateral gene transfer, etc.) that have been proven to be able to affect phenotype changes (ex. Diseases, deformities, trait variations, etc.) 2. Natural selection – refers to survivor of the fittest phenomenon, a negative selection process that eliminates/limits ...

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by Cat
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
Replies: 52
Views: 42294

Impact of dioxin on human health!

... or interacts on the cell cycle, I think? (not having English as a first-language kind of complicates the reading too) Also dioxin leads to deformities on babies of dioxin-affected parents. Why? How? Does it have something to do with mutations? See, the problem is that I don't have the knowledge ...

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by KScheel
Mon May 21, 2012 6:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impact of dioxin on human health!
Replies: 0
Views: 1523

Re: Thalidomide

... 10,000 babies exposed to thalidomide in the womb were born with severe adverse thalidomide birth defects including serious malformations and limb deformities. Types of birth defects caused by include: Missing limbs Phocomelia – Absence of majority of arm, with hand extending from shoulder Aplasia ...

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by TonyF
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Thalidomide
Replies: 5
Views: 8115
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