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Post by JackBean » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:52 pm

kolean wrote:Did you know that the average person faces about 100,000 mutations a day

All the repair systems mis just like 1 mutation per 10^9 nucleotides incorporated, that is about 3 mutations per human genome replicated ;)

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:48 pm

yes, but how many cells undergo DNA replication each day? I don't know if the number 100,000/day is accurate, but it is surely something of that magnitude
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