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CALM2 mutations

  • IASbaba
  • March 9, 2021
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CALM2 mutations

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & Tech; Biotechnology

In news

  • In Australia, Leading scientists and medical experts are calling for the pardon of convicted child killer Kathleen Folbigg after a recent study showed that her victims
    (her own children) may have died of natural causes.

Key takeaways

  • Medical experts have argued that her children died due to a rare genetic defect.
  • They inherited a genetic mutation from their mother called CALM2.
  • CALM-2 mutations are known to cause sudden death due to cardiac arrest.
  • Calmodulin 2 is a protein that is encoded by the CALM2 gene in humans. 
  • Mutations in CALM2 are associated to cardiac arrhythmias.

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