Introduction to 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:

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


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