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Causes permanent genetic change, a mutation, in a cell due to genetic alterations or gene loss or chromosome loss. Cancer development is just one ending in an event-sequence in the early stages of such mutations. Biological, chemical, or physical agent, process, or substance can be a mutagen, causing events other than which occurs during normal cell growth.
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Sarah Tittle Bolton
- An American poet; born Newport, Ky., Dec. 18, 1815; died in Ind., Aug. 4, 1893. She is known for her patriotic and war poems, including: "Paddle Your Own Canoe"; "Left on the Battlefield"; etc. "Poems"(New York, 1865; Indianapolis, 1886).