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Answer to Question #72559 in Biochemistry for Alondra

Question #72559
Could a person's offspring have mutated skin as a result of a mutation in a person's skin cell?
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Mutations in human skin cells cannot be passed on to human descendants. Human skin cells belong to somatic cells. The mutation in the somatic cell will not affect the genetic makeup of the offspring, except when the mutation affects the reproduction.

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