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Sat Oct 5 21:05:04 BST 2019



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On Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:00 PM, Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:


> A couple of ago, I asked a "listener question" on CBC Radio's national
> science show, "Quirks and Quarks": "Given all of the TV shows and
> movies about 'mutants', I've been wondering: what proportion of
> humans are really mutants? That is, having at least one gene that's
> different from the genes of either parent? Or, depending on the
> genetic error/damage rates, how many "mutant" genes does a person have,
> on average?" The answer was that, on average, each person has about
> 50 genes that differ from what either parent has. The error rates
> are that bad.
>
> Joel

Out of how many total?
And why is it only bad - evolution works both ways on mutations depending on circumstances.



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