How do DNA mutations affect cells?

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Cells are dividing through the processes of Mitosis and Meiosis. DNA mutations directly affect cells by making them divide non-stop. This is known as Cancer. Proto-oncogenes, a gene involved in cell division mutates and becomes oncogenes that orders cell mechanism of division to go on continously even though the DNA found in a cell's nucleus is already damaged. this causes abnormal cell division.

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