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Answer to Question #36769 in Biochemistry for maddy

Question #36769
predict whether a mutation in a human skin cell can be passed on to the persons offspring. explain
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A mutation in a human skin cell can`t be passed on to the person`s offspring. Human skin cell belong to somatic cells. A mutation in a somatic cell will not influence the genetic composition of the progeny except in cases where the mutation affects the carrying out of reproduction. Mutations in germline cells (ova or sperm) will pass to the offspring only.

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