genetic effects of environmental contaminants by Ann E. Wessel

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Wash .

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Includes bibliographical references (leaf 28).

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StatementAnn Wessel.
Series[Problem series], Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
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Pagination29 leaves :
Number of Pages29
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Some of these genetic changes occur naturally when DNA is replicated during the process of cell division. But others are the result of environmental exposures that damage DNA.

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