Study Links Subset of Rare Genomic Disorders to Low-level Somatic Mosaicism in Parents | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study in the American Journal of Human Genetics suggests healthy individuals may pass on somatic mutations present in a small subset of their cells, playing a previously under-appreciated role in the risk of certain genetic conditions.

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