What are genetic variants and how do they arise?

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A gene variant is a permanent change/alteration in one or more genes. These changes are also called as genetic mutations, and can lead to genetic disorders. Gene variants can be inherited from a parent or can be developed during a person’s lifetime. Non-inherited variants examples include – environmental factors such as the ultraviolet rays from the sun.

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As of 2017, there are a total of 324 million known variants in the sequenced human genome.

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