NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Somatic mutations that arise during the development of the brain may underlie some neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, according to a new study.

In the study, published in Nature Communications today, researchers led by a team at the University of Cambridge in the UK found that samples from more than half of 54 brains from patients and controls harbored somatic mutations, some of which may account for their disease.

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