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Kt 1.24.08 - Gene Mutations: Good, Bad, or Both? Genetics...

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Gene Mutations:  Good, Bad, or Both? Genetics and Politics – HUM161 1/24/08
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Review: Genetic Code Linear blueprint for life:  DNA - A, C, T, G 3 (A, T, C, G) =1 codon  1 codon=1 subunit of a protein These proteins perform cellular functions and  their structure is important http://www.hdsa-wi.org/facts.htm http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIC2ReviewDNA.shtml
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Mutations All of this information has to be copied  and transferred to offspring DNA replication to make  new DNA Cell machinery isn’t perfect Makes mistakes - even with  a helper “proof-reading” protein http://www.brown.edu/Courses/BI0032/gentherp/genIB2.html
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Substitution Insertion Deletion Now, remember those codons - what  happens to the code when you shift it? How does this affect function? http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/disorders/mutations/mutatedna.cfm
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HUM 161 taught by Professor Bader,gear during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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Kt 1.24.08 - Gene Mutations: Good, Bad, or Both? Genetics...

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