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Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Mutations
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 18:42:34 EDT
Not necessarily. The mutation would happen for the individual
offspring--and would have no effect on the genes passed along to future offspring. The
FATHER'S genetic makeup and what he contributes to the sons would not have
changed. The mutation occurs with the son.
In a message dated 6/3/2009 6:38:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Lets say that son 1 and 2 were the same as their father. Then son 3 has a
mutation occuring. Would son 4 carry the mutation also, Son five? Or did
it only mutate for son 3 and then for his sons?