Exploring the variation within

Nat Genet. 2012 May 29;44(6):614-6. doi: 10.1038/ng.2311.


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.

Publication types

  • News
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Aging / genetics*
  • Chromosome Aberrations*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mosaicism*
  • Neoplasms / genetics*