In biology, a mutation is a permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the
genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic ...
A gene mutation is a permanent alteration in the DNA sequence that makes up a
gene, such that the sequence differs from what is found in most people.
Few mutations are bad for you. In fact, some mutations can be beneficial. Over
time, genetic mutations create genetic diversity, which keeps populations healthy.
But mutation is not always bad. Most DNA changes fall in the large areas of the
genome that sit between genes, and usually they have no effect. When variations
Acquired mutations are the most common cause of cancer. These occur from
damage to genes during a person's life. They are not passed from parent to child.
A gene mutation is any change that occurs in the DNA. These changes can be
beneficial to, have some effect on, or be seriously detrimental to an organism.
A mutation is a heritable change in the nucleotide sequence of an organism's
DNA that ultimately serves as a source of genetic diversity. A single base change
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