Hot spot mutation is the phenomenon where the mutation is so strong that the population is overpopulated and the disease is passed from generation to generation.
In the past, it was thought that mutation was the cause of the disease, but recent research has shown that mutation is not the only factor contributing to hot spot mutation.
The researchers found that hot spot mutations are more likely to occur in the population that has been genetically engineered to have the mutation than the population without it.
They also found that the populations that have the most mutations are also the ones that have experienced the greatest economic gains.
“Hot spot mutation occurs in populations where genetic engineering has caused significant economic gain, such as people who inherit a variant of the BRCA1 gene,” the researchers wrote in their paper.
“Hot spot mutations can occur in populations that are genetically engineered for certain diseases and are genetically modified for other diseases, but their incidence and spread are largely unknown.”
Hot spot mutants have been discovered in humans in the United States, Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
The study was published in the journal Molecular Ecology.
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