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Definition of Private mutation

Private mutation: A rare gene mutation that is usually found only in a single family or a small population. A private mutation occurs and is passed to a few family members, but not to future generations.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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