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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

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Evolution based on spontaneous mutation, and natural selection of the fittest variants, is an incredibly simple process.
4) The disease may be inherited as an autosomal-dominant trait with variable penetrance in 50% of patients, or it may occur as a result of a spontaneous mutation.
d) The discovery of "adaptive" mutation in bacteria shook the dogma that gene mutation occurs at random and independent of the environment in which the organism lives by suggesting the existence of a new kind of mutation, one that differed from spontaneous mutation.
Her mother did not have this mutation, suggesting it was either a spontaneous mutation or came from the father (who was not available for study).
Between one in 160,000 and one in 200,000 babies born have Apert's Syndrome n It is caused by a gene abnormality which can be either inherited,or a spontaneous mutation n Its common symptoms are a malformed skull and facila under-development,fused fingers and toes n It can affect intellectual capacity,but not always -many Apert's sufferers have normal learning abilities It is named after the French doctor who first identified and described it in 1906 WHAT IS APERT'SSYNDROME?
Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic diseases that is largely inherited but in some cases can be caused by a spontaneous mutation of the gene.
Although the majority of cases are hereditary, it is also believed many cases are caused by a spontaneous mutation of genes, meaning it can happen to any young boy of any background or nationality.
Right now, only one-third of TSC cases are known to be inherited, while the other two-thirds are believed to be a result of spontaneous mutation.
Possibly 25 percent of cases are due to a spontaneous mutation at the time of conception.

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