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Exploring the variation within

Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and in the Program in Medical and Population Genetics at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Nature Genetics (Impact Factor: 29.65). 05/2012; 44(6):614-6. DOI: 10.1038/ng.2311
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ABSTRACT We usually think of an individual's cells as sharing the same genome. Challenging this notion, two new studies show that somatic mosaicism is common and can be an early herald of cancer.

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