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10 Answered Questions for the topic Mutations

Mutations Biology Cancer

07/01/19

Are there known downsides to removing UV mutation hotspots to prevent some skin cancers (Genetic sunblock)?

Khavari et al. recently demonstrated that a significant fraction of one of the major forms of skin cancer (cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas) are associated with a mutated KNSTRN gene (a protein... more
Mutations Genetics Replication

06/24/19

Which bacteria have the highest mutation rate?

From my reading on *M. tuberculosis*, I know that this organism has a pretty high mutation rate due to uncorrected sloppy replication, which leads to a high rate of development of spontaneous... more
Mutations Genetics Codon

06/21/19

Are STOP codons impacted by base insertion or deletion mutation?

I am learning about base insertion and deletion mutations. An example in my textbook is given below.GUU CCA CAU AUC.So if there is an insertion (of guanine):GUU **G**CC ACA UAU C_ _ (there will be... more
Mutations Genetics

06/19/19

How do transgenic transformations cause off-target phenotypes?

I read that transgene insertions can cause off-target mutations that result in a phenotype being overly ascribed to the transgene, e.g. the increase of lifespan being ascribed to Sir2... more
Mutations Genetics

06/05/19

Are there any mutagens that can undo the mutations they cause?

I was reading a section from my textbook about tautomeric shifts, and it seems to suggest that there are some mutagens that can be directly responsible for the phenomenon. The section is mainly... more
Mutations Biology Biochemistry

06/01/19

Is there any disease in adult human, other-than cancer, which-is resulted from mutation?

On all environmental articles I read about 3 impacts of mutagens (say Cigarette/ Naphthalene/ EtBr/ Colchicine/ ionizing radiation/ whatever )...**1**. direct effect on tissues, other than... more
Mutations Biology Cancer

05/30/19

Are there known downsides to removing UV mutation hotspots to prevent some skin cancers (Genetic sunblock)?

Khavari et al. recently demonstrated that a significant fraction of one of the major forms of skin cancer (cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas) are associated with a mutated KNSTRN gene (a protein... more
Mutations Genetics

04/11/19

Is it possible to have different genes in different parts of our body?

I want to understand genetic mutation specially in the context of multicellular organisms like humans.I studied biology only till high school and I can’t fully understand wikipedia pages on this... more
Mutations Genetics Evolution

04/01/19

Are mutations a source of genetic variation?

Here is a question from the book *SAT II Success Biology E/M* (where the SAT is the exam taken by the American high school students): > Which of the following statements is true about... more
Mutations

01/05/16

whats the mutation called for people that are resistant to the hiv virus ?

whats the scientific and commonly used name for the mutation of people who are resistant to the aids virus ?

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