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A type of gene mutation in which the wrong nucleotide is paired with a base during the process of DNA replication. The effects can range from none at all to life threatening.
A change in the sequence of nucleotides in a gene.
Half of a DNA molecule produced by DNA replication is "old" coming from the original strand of DNA and half is "new" and produced using the "old" strand as a template.
An enzyme that assists in the process of DNA replication.
The process of replicating DNA before a cell divides.