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What is a frameshift mutation?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The definition of the term ‘frameshift mutation.’

Introduction: Mutation is the change in the original nucleotide sequence of the DNA. During mutation, the nucleotide can be added, deleted or transformed. It can be heritable or non-heritable. If a mutation occurs in somatic cells, it is non-heritable whereas a mutation in germ cells is heritable and can affect generations. It leads to different types of cancer.

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A frameshift mutation is a mutation which changes the entire sequence or frame of the gene. Codons of the gene are read in the pair of three bases...

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