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Unformatted text preview: 3.) A mutation is a genetic defect that a cell has. It could be anything from being created without a plasma membrane to having two cells joined together as one. Usually the cell that has a defect dies, but if they dont, it could result in cancer or other types of illness. 4.) The older a man gets, if he has children, he has a high chance of passing a genetic defect onto their children causing dwarfism. This is because the older the sperm get, the more the genetic material gets defected, thus when it interacts with the egg, it will pass on the genetic defect. www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060605_corrupt_sperm.html ....
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