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  • DYS marker mutations

    Can anyone say why a marker mutates,?
    What would be the trigger,?
    Could it be the enviroment - medical makeup of the host - food - or Interaction with other markers, and when is it most likely to occur, during the lifetime of the host or at the birth of any offspring.?

    Any thoughts...

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    Some think the short tandem repeats, STR's, add or drop a repeat as needed to preserve Y geometry. Whether that is true or not, one would expect changes to occur when Y replicates, which happens often, from puberty to death. Other than that, the only rule-of-thumb is short STR's tend to add a repeat whereas long STR's tends to drop a repeat.

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