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Problem: Using the genetic code shown here, predict what type of mutation has occurred in the hemoglobin sickle cell anemia allele.Normal allele 5' – GGAAUGAAACAGGAACCC – 3'Mutant allele 5' – GGAAUGAAACAGGUACCC – 3' a. A point mutation, Val to Glub. A frame shiftc. Addition of a new stop codond. A point mutation, Glu to Val

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Using the genetic code shown here, predict what type of mutation has occurred in the hemoglobin sickle cell anemia allele.
Normal allele 5' – GGAAUGAAACAGGAACCC – 3'
Mutant allele 5' – GGAAUGAAACAGGUACCC – 3' 

a. A point mutation, Val to Glu

b. A frame shift

c. Addition of a new stop codon

d. A point mutation, Glu to Val

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