MadSci Network: Genetics

Re: What causes DNA Mutation.?

Date: Tue Jul 28 11:19:08 1998
Posted By: Lillian Mundt, Faculty, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 895826140.Ge

There is a correlation between mutagenisis (DNA mutation) and the following:

1) chemical carcinogens (can cause local changes in nucleotide sequences)
2) ionizing radiation (can cause chromosmal breaks and translocations)
3) viruses (can introduce foreign DNA into the cell)

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