Quiz: Unusual Aspects of Inheritance
Question 1 of 3  

Mutations (including polymorphisms) involve random changes in DNA. Many mutations have little effect on cell function, some are harmful, and rarely, a change in cell function confers a survival advantage.  Which of the following mutations conferred a survival advantage in areas where malaria was endemic and often fatal?

  • A.

    A mutation that activates oncogenes

  • B.

    A mutation that alters tumor suppressor genes

  • C.

    A mutation that causes sickle cell anemia

  • D.

    A mutation that causes acute myelocytic leukemia

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