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« on: March 10, 2012, 11:52:52 PM »

What is the mechanism that actually causes human DNA to change over time? Sunspots? Uranium in the soil? Are there places in the world where the mutation rate is higher than others?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 12:35:20 AM »

Nothing in science or biology is perfect!  The reasons you list can cause mutations, but I think generally cause death and are not passed on to offspring.  It's actually amazing life itself even survives given mutations in DNA.  Mutations just happen , but are rare.
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YDNA: R1b-SRY2627
MtDNA: H5a1f
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