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Insertion Mutation

DNA is the genetic language and is read from left to right in 3 letter words. Let us say a normal piece of DNA says “THE MAN HAS CAT AND HAT” . DNA language does not have spaces so in DNA language, above would read: THEMANHASCATANDHAT. In an insertion, one or more letters are inserted. If two letters BX and were inserted after MAN, reading the genetic language in DNA would not make sense: THE MAN BXH ASC ATA NDH AT.

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