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Back mutation

In genetic genealogy, a back mutation refers to a case where the genetic marker has had a second mutation that causes it to go back to the original value. It is most common to consider back mutations in Y-DNA STR values. However, back mutations occur in all DNA types.

References & Suggested Reading: Northwestern Holmgren Lab Glossary – Back mutation

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