• Question: Are there HOX mutants in humans that live?

    Asked by rachellef to Hannah on 1 Feb 2019.
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      Hannah Currant answered on 1 Feb 2019:

      I think there are several examples of HOX mutants in humans that can live. However if they do occur then the people will most likely be born with disease or other abnormalities such as different number of fingers or toes. This is because these HOX genes are very important within development.