NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A research team studying a rare condition called "congenital lipomatous overgrowth with vascular, epidermal, and skeletal anomalies," or CLOVES, has tracked down somatic mutations in the cancer-related gene PIK3CA that turn up with varying frequency in some, but not all, patient tissues.

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