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Deep sequencing reveals mosaic mutations in brain disorders

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, August 22, 2014

Using deep sequencing of candidate genes, researchers have identified mosaic mutations – mutations that exist in only some of the body's cells, because they arose as a result of a copying error during cell division rather than being present in the sperm or egg – in about a third of patients with malformations of the cerebral cortex.

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