Brain-Specific Somatic Mutations Detected in Epilepsy-Causing Overgrowth Condition | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A Massachusetts-led research group has uncovered brain tissue-specific somatic mutations behind a developmental condition characterized by extensive enlargement in one half of the brain, which often causes intellectual disability and severe epilepsy.

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