Source of Variation http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/variation/sources/ Definition Review Genetics: Inherited Traits: Mutations can be an advantage, disadvantage or neutral. 1) If you live closer to the equator, what skin shade would be considered an advantage? Why? 2) What skin shade would be considered a disadvantage? Why? Offspring: Adaptations: As populations move to colder climates, nature favored gene variation that produced lighter skin. What is this an example of? What are some ways that humans vary? Genetic variations are the basis of genetic __________________. _____________ is the primary source of variation for all life forms. Duplicating, deleting, or moving larger chucks of DNA are examples of ____________________. Is it common for humans to have mutations in their genes? Are mutations harmful? Thanks to mutations, there are different __________________ of each gene. Recombination is most popular in which type of reproduction?