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  • Most mutations are harmful.
  • Radiation is less dangerous after child-bearing years since mutations are no longer cumulative to the next generation.
  • The disease can be tracked to a single mutation in the Fry family in 1630.
  • Sometimes these mutations occur during pregnancy.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder

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  • He, or whatever his subjects called him, occupied the leading administrative office in his county—usually he was sheriff or judge or probate—but there were mutations, like Maycomb’s Willoughby, who chose to grace no public office.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "That’s a very limited mutation," she said.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • And what about this cellular mutation some Scottish scientist was worried about?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The Lunar mutations, the army of beast-like creatures.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • But that wasn’t the mutation.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • He’s probably a mutation, like the Hulk.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • Others like Using the mutations in your blood, I searched the rest of the bloodbase, finding the same in other samples.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Radium causes mutations that can turn into cancer, and at high doses it can burn the skin off a person’s body.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • It promotes mutation, change.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • All mutations and all phases had been, or were about to be, exhausted.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He became rather technical; spoke of the abnormal endocrine co-ordination which made men grow so slowly; postulated a germinal mutation to account for it.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • But that thy strange mutations make us hate thee, Life would not yield to age.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • So Owen rechristened the monster Zeuglodon; and in his paper read before the London Geological Society, pronounced it, in substance, one of the most extraordinary creatures which the mutations of the globe have blotted out of existence.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Because it was known that radiation affected the genes of laboratory animals, a fear spread among many hibakusha that future descendants of the survivors might be subject to mutations.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power—existing immutably outside time—is, but to history’s questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Mutations are either totally irrelevant, or they can lead to marked changes in the behavior of the individual.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Chances that the mutation would have died with him would have been excellent, as neither side of the Ralph White-Margaret Brigham alliance had cousins of a comparable age for the theoretical male ottspring to marry.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • There will be a thousand mutations, each killing in a different way.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • However, all the mutations so increasingly discernible in village life did not originate entirely in the agricultural unrest.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • But Gogol, already short and catchy, resists mutation.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • And because the constitution of a mans Body, is in continuall mutation; it is impossible that all the same things should alwayes cause in him the same Appetites, and aversions: much lesse can all men consent, in the Desire of almost any one and the same Object.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • These marks are his signature, his physiological autograph, so to speak, and this autograph can not be counterfeited, nor can he disguise it or hide it away, nor can it become illegible by the wear and mutations of time.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • I would have cut it up, and we would be mopping blood this morning, but-a Sitting Ghost mutation-it had an extra arm that wrested my hand away from the knife.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • And though, by the lapse of time, and those mutations which age produces in empires, cities, and boroughs, Queen’s Crawley was no longer so populous a place as it had been in Queen Bess’s time—nay, was come down to that condition of borough which used to be denominated rotten—yet, as Sir Pitt Crawley would say with perfect justice in his elegant way, "Rotten! be hanged—it produces me a good fifteen hundred a year."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …and Portias (even with Portia as the very type and model of the young person intelligent and presumptuous) and to that of their Hettys and Maggies and Rosamonds and Gwendolens, suffers the abatement that these slimnesses are, when figuring as the main props of the theme, never suffered to be sole ministers of its appeal, but have their inadequacy eked out with comic relief and underplots, as the playwrights say, when not with murders and battles and the great mutations of the world.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Even careful attention to the map did not stop the ground from continual mutation.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • You do remember a report three months ago about unsustainable mutations of the vaccine.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Long ago there were genetic mutations, like albinos, but those don’t exist anymore.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Agents of mutations.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • A mutation.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Ask nothing of men, and in the endless mutation, thou only firm column must presently appear the upholder of all that surrounds thee.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • [56] And of the most copious and persistent enlargement of vocabulary and mutation of idiom ever recorded, perhaps, by descriptive philology.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • There is no way to predict mutations of this kind.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • That Mrs. Munt should be the first to discover the misfortune was not remarkable, for she was so interested in the flats, that she watched their every mutation with unwearying care.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • It is thought that the virus went through a series of very rapid mutations at the time of its jump from primates to humans, which enabled it to establish itself successfully in people.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • As the left tackle position evolved, it experienced as many false starts and dead ends and random mutations and unnatural selections as the other little evolutions deep inside football.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • You see, it’s short on mutations; it does not enjoy Earth’s high level of natural radiation.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • He blundered into the effect of phage on the mutation of bacterial species—very beautiful, very delicate—and after plodding months when he had been a sane citizen, an almost good husband, an excellent bridge-player, and a rotten workman, he knew again the happiness of high taut insanity.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Supporting his arguments with all kinds of examples and anecdotes from the books and loose pages that lay on the table before him, even reciting poetry a few times, Dr. Krokowski discussed love’s frightening forms—bizarre, agonized, eerie mutations of its symptoms and omnipotence.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …and Portias (even with Portia as the very type and model of the young person intelligent and presumptuous) and to that of their Hettys and Maggies and Rosamonds and Gwendolens, suffers the abatement that these slimnesses are, when figuring as the main props of the theme, never suffered to be sole ministers of its appeal, but have their inadequacy eked out with comic relief and underplots, as the playwrights say, when not with murders and battles and the great mutations of the world.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • They have to make small mistakes when they do this (this is called Mutation).
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • A moisture-conserving mutation?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • An official report on the Nievre in 1844 described the strange mutation of the Burgundian day-laborer once the harvest was in and the vine stocks had been burned: "After making the necessary repairs to their tools, these vigorous men will now spend their days in bed, packing their bodies tightly together in order to stay warm and eat less food.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Half of the vials on the shelf are labeled with the three-lined X: T. Filoviridae Virus Mutations.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • In August’s case, the doctors were able to identify one of the "single nucleotide deletion mutations" that made war on his face.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
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