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Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
In Week Three the readings focused on gene regulation, genetic mutations, and genes in development. During the process of transcription, the genetic code is transferred from DNA to RNA. But what happens when there are mutations in the code?
Our DNA is subject to mutations on a daily basis. Why do most mutations that occur in the genome of organisms escape detection and not elicit a deleterious effect? Why does the child of someone with cancer not necessarily develop cancer? Is it reasonable to state that mutations are essential to the evolutionary process?

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DNA replication takes place prior to cell division. During DNA replication, the DNA is duplicated in such a manner to provide 2 sets of identical copies. The enzymes involved in DNA replication simultaneously proofread the newly synthesized DNA to avoid any error in nucleotide sequence. However, if the nitrogenous...

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