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    In our family DNA we have several lines which have popped up. One
    of the lines is much more prone to mutation than another. Is this
    normal? Possible? It has been said, according to those supposedly
    in the know, that some mutate much more than others. Then it
    is added that "the more mutations the better." Would someone who
    knows something about this please make a comment.

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    Well, in that part of the mtDNA I do not know how much effect they could have. It's the nuclear DNA that controls everything.

    Mutations result in variety. Some are beneficial- such as if they result in a stronger immune system or faster metabolism (in most climates, that is). Some are neutral. Some are detrimental- such as the one that results in Hemophilia A.

    A very interesting one is the ability to digest lactose as an adult. I wonder why is it so prevalent in Caucasoid people, while very rare in Negroid and Mongoloid people. I'm lactose tolerant and a total rat. In fact, if I do not consume dairy, I need to eat much more than what I usually do in order to keep my energy levels.

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      Originally posted by Frost
      In our family DNA we have several lines which have popped up. One
      of the lines is much more prone to mutation than another. Is this
      normal? Possible? It has been said, according to those supposedly
      in the know, that some mutate much more than others. Then it
      is added that "the more mutations the better." Would someone who
      knows something about this please make a comment.

      email bennett greenspan and ask him [email protected]
      he can look at your stuff and see. and he loves emails lol sorry bennett

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