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Definition a change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed; or the result of the change
  • The gene (which greatly increases the carrier's chance of getting colon cancer by age 80) is believed to have been tracked to a mutation in the Fry family in 1630.
mutation = change in the genes that determine how a living organism is designed
  • Radiation is less dangerous after child-bearing years since mutations can no longer affect the next generation.
  • mutations = changes in the genes
  • The study on a species of fly indicates that most mutations are harmful, but they can also be neutral or beneficial.
  • mutations = changes in the genes that determine how living organisms are designed
  • Sometimes these mutations occur during pregnancy.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • mutations = changes in the genes that determine how living organisms are designed
  • "You are a side effect," Van Houten continued, "of an evolutionary process that cares little for individual lives. You are a failed experiment in mutation."
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • mutation = a change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed
  • There are countless people under words like "germline mosaicism," "chromosome rearrangement," or "delayed mutation."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • mutation = a change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed
  • They use terms like "chromosome rearrangement," or "delayed mutation" to explain why their science is not an exact science.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • mutation = a change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed
  • 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
  • mutations = a change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed; or the result of the change
  • 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
  • mutation = change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed
  • They were told that August had what seemed to be a "previously unknown type of mandibulofacial dysostosis caused by an autosomal recessive mutation in the TCOF1 gene, which is located on chromosome 5, complicated by a hemifacial microsomia characteristic of OAV spectrum."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • mutation = a change in the genes that determines how a living organism is designed
  • There will be a thousand mutations, each killing in a different way.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • It promotes mutation, change.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • 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
  • All mutations and all phases had been, or were about to be, exhausted.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And what about this cellular mutation some Scottish scientist was worried about?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Mutations are either totally irrelevant, or they can lead to marked changes in the behavior of the individual.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • 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
  • 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
  • But that wasn't the mutation.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The Lunar mutations, the army of beast-like creatures.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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