03-29-2017, 10:14 AM
OK, I am confused! Are insertions and deletions considered point mutations or frameshift mutations? Different sources are labeling them as different things. I actually have a textbook that says they are both point AND frameshift! They cannot be both, can they? I would assume they would be frameshift mutations since they are affecting more than one "point" in the gene. Could anyone help me clear this up and put the issue to rest? Thanks!