Outcome: DNA Mutations

Recognize the impact of DNA mutations.

In this outcome, we’ll learn just what mutations are and how they’re often connected to our DNA.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Understand what a mutation is and how one generally occurs.
  • Understand the impact of mutations in somatic cells versus gametes.
  • Identify the major types of DNA mutations.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: What is a Mutation?
  • Reading: Mutations in Somatic Cells and in Gametes
  • Reading: Major Types of Mutations
  • Self Check: DNA Mutations