Item RH007002: If a mutation occurs to a DNA molecule in an organism's skin cell before the organism reproduces, none of the organism's offspring will have the mutation.

A change commonly referred to as a mutation occurs to a DNA molecule in an organism's skin cell before the organism reproduces. When the organism reproduces, how many of its children will have the mutation?

  1. All of the organism's children will have the mutation.
  2. Some of the organism's children will have the mutation.
  3. None of the organism's children will have the mutation.
  4. It will depend on how much time passes between when the mutation occurs and when the organism has children.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item RH007002
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 460 3422 13%
Grades
  6–8 232 1980 12%
  9–12 228 1442 16%
Gender
  Male237161515%
  Female211173412%
Primary Language
  English414303414%
  Other3532011%

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