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Genetic Mutations

The mutants are coming, the mutants are coming! But wait, are all mutations bad? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain what genetic mutations are all about. Discover the basics of what a mutation is and how they can have a major effect on survival and reproduction. You’ll also find out what happens when one of these changes becomes permanent, and why this is usually a bad thing - but why, every once in a while, it can be good. Tim and Moby will even show you why these "good" mutations are a driving force behind the evolution of species!

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