Kaz (kazbaby) wrote,

sorta weird science question(s)

I'm not exactly sure how to phrase this properly so I hope that what I want to ask actually comes across with some coherency. (my weak goggle-fu makes this hard for me to find an anwer for. lol)

- If a doctor is testing a patient for specific active gene is it possible for the doctor to 'miss' finding it if the gene is dormant?

- And is it possible for a gene to, not necessarily 'hide', but be in a different place within DNA and cause the doctor to not find the dormant gene?

I really hope that made some sense.

(this is actually for a possible sga story and if it's not possible I guess I'm going to have resort to some serious handwaving. *g*)

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