17. Mutation, Repair, and Recombination
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Thinking back to the discussion of gain-of-function and loss-of-function mutations in Section 4.1, and putting those concepts together with the discussion of base substitution mutations in this chapter, explain why gain-of-function mutations are often dominant and why loss-of-function mutations are often recessive. Give an example of a type of gain-of-function mutation that is dominant and of a loss-of-function mutation that is recessive.
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